New death in Manitoba linked to a variant – fr

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New death in Manitoba linked to a variant – fr


WINNIPEG – Another person has died in Manitoba from a variant of COVID-19. The latest death was a man in his 50s from the Winnipeg area, according to the province’s update on Monday.

Health officials said the death was linked to variant B.1.1.7.

Since the start of the pandemic, 979 people have died in the province.

Manitoba also added 251 more cases on Monday and a previously announced case has been deleted. There have been 39,524 cases since March 2020.

The five-day test positive rate is 8% in the province and 8.7% in Winnipeg.

Dr Brent Roussin, the province’s chief public health officer, said since the weekend there have been more than 800 cases.

“If we look at March over April, there is a 110 percent increase in cases. Just comparing April, we saw 4,800 cases, (a) little over 4,800 cases versus 4,100 cases in October 2020, ”Roussin said.

“This is why we put in more stringent public health orders last week, and this is why we are asking Manitobans to stay home. “

The new number of cases in Winnipeg is still the highest at 184. Interlake East Health Region had 20 cases, 18 cases were from Southern Health, Northern Health Region had 15 cases, while 14 cases were from Prairie Mountain Health.

There are 2,593 active cases and 35,952 people have recovered.

Hospital numbers are triple digits because 117 people have active cases of COVID-19, including 32 people in intensive care. 61 other people are no longer infected with COVID-19 but still require care, including 13 in intensive care.

Roussin said seeing the number of people in the hospital was concerning.

“We know that this growing demand on the healthcare system, both critical care and medicine, is straining the healthcare system and then compromising the ability to manage non-COVID patients as well. So we have to have, you know, we’re very concerned about the capacity of the health care system. So we are watching this very closely. “

On Sunday, 2,898 tests were carried out, bringing the total to 670,783 since February 2020.

The number of variant cases is updated between Tuesday and Saturday.

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