The latest virus victim is a man in his 50s from the Winnipeg Health Region. He is the 979th Manitoban with COVID-19 to die and his death is the 8th to be linked to a variant of concern.
281 cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba Sunday, 2 deaths
Chief Public Health Officer Dr Brent Roussin called on Manitobans to do their part to help stop the growing number of cases across the province.
“If we look at March over April, there is a 110 percent increase in cases,” Roussin said.
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Roussin said just over 4,800 new cases were reported in April, 700 more infections than the province experienced last October in the weeks leading up to the order of a strict multi-month lockdown.
“Right now we are seeing our numbers go up again, we are seeing the increasing demands on our health care system, on the ICU,” he said.
“This is why we are asking Manitobans to stay home.
“We need to reduce the number of contacts we have and the best way to do that is to stay home as much as possible.”
New infections reported on Monday include 184 cases in the Winnipeg health region, 18 cases in the southern health region, 14 cases in the Prairie Mountain health region, 15 cases in the northern health region and 20 cases in the southern health region. ‘Interlake-Est.
As of March 2020, the province has recorded 39,524 infections, after health officials said a previously reported case was suppressed due to a data correction.
As of Monday morning, 2,593 of these cases are listed as active.
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Manitoba had reported 2,344 cases of variants of concern as of Saturday, of which 978 were listed as active on a provincial most contagious strain tracking website that is normally updated Tuesday through Saturday.
The number of hospitalizations fell from 167 people who were said to have been hospitalized with COVID-19 on Sunday to 178 on Monday morning.
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The number of patients requiring intensive care also fell from 40 reported on Sunday to 45 on Monday.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 8% provincially and 8.7% in Winnipeg.
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Lab test figures show 2,898 tests for COVID-19 were completed on Sunday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 39,524.
Manitoba has seen an increase in the number of daily cases and a growing number of people in intensive care in recent weeks.
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Manitoba’s deputy chief public health officer Dr Jazz Atwal said on Friday that the province’s seven-day average for the number of cases had increased by 33% per week.
New restrictions were imposed on April 28 on home visits, church services and other gatherings.
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Earlier Monday, health officials expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to all indigenous adults in the province.
The move means all First Nations, Métis and Inuit people over the age of 18 can schedule a photo shoot starting at 11:45 a.m. Monday.
Health officials announced four COVID-19-related deaths and 554 new cases over the weekend.
Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you should know:
Symptoms can include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing – very similar to a cold or the flu. Some people can develop a more serious illness. Those most at risk are the elderly and people with serious chronic illnesses such as heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend washing your hands and coughing up your sleeve frequently. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible, and keeping a distance of two meters from other people if you go out. In situations where you cannot stay a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend using a face mask or non-medical blanket to prevent the spread of respiratory droplets that can carry the disease. virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or masks are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.
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