189 new cases of COVID-19, 4 deaths reported in Manitoba on Friday – .

189 new cases of COVID-19, 4 deaths reported in Manitoba on Friday – .

There are 189 cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba as of Friday and four more have died from the disease, the province said in a press release.
The Winnipeg health region has the largest proportion of these new cases, with 87 infections, the release said.

The remainder is divided between Northern Health Region, with 38, Southern Health Region, with 26, and Interlake-Eastern and Prairie Mountain Health Regions, each with 19 new cases.

The deaths reported on Friday are all women who had more contagious coronavirus variants, the statement said.

This includes the death of a woman in her 30s from the Winnipeg Health Region who had a variant still listed as unspecified.

The other three had the alpha B.1.1.7 variant first seen in the UK: a woman in her 60s from Prairie Mountain Health Region and women in her 60s and 80s from the Prairie Mountain Health Region. Winnipeg.

Manitoba has had a total of 1,115 deaths. One previously reported death – an 80-year-old woman linked to the alpha variant and an outbreak at Unit 3U4-7 at Seven Oaks General Hospital – was removed from that total after a data correction, the statement said. This death was originally reported on June 16.

Manitoba also reported 166 newly identified cases of more infectious variants on Friday, according to the province’s online Variants Dashboard.

This includes 41 new cases of the delta B.1.617.2 variant first discovered in India, which, according to the provincial deputy director of public health, Dr Jazz Atwal, were due to a technical problem that prevented the results of laboratory to enter the public health information management system. .

The numbers were entered manually on Thursday, but the data lag did not affect the province’s tracking or handling of these cases, Atwal said at a press conference on Friday.

There are also 63 new cases of alpha variant, 23 new cases of gamma variant P.1 first discovered in Brazil and five new cases of beta variant B.1.351 first discovered in South Africa, the table shows. on board. 34 other cases are now listed as related to unspecified variants.

The five-day test positive rate fell to 8.3% both in Winnipeg and across the province, the statement said. Manitoba’s rate on Thursday was 8.8%, while Winnipeg’s was 8.5.

There are now 258 Manitobans in hospital after contracting COVID-19, the statement said, down eight from Thursday.

There are still 80 patients in intensive care units, including 19 people staying in hospitals in Ontario and one in Alberta as Manitoba frees up space in its overcrowded hospitals. Of those 80 patients, 17 are under 40, a spokesperson for Shared Health said in an email.

Thirty people previously sent out of the province have returned.

A total of 70.6% of Manitobans aged 12 and over have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Friday, online vaccine dashboard this.

The percentage of eligible Manitobans who are fully immunized is 22 percent.

Premier Brian Pallister and the province’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin announced last week that if at least 70 percent of all Manitobans 12 years and older have received their first dose vaccine and 25 percent have received their second dose before Canada Day, businesses, departments and facilities will be allowed to open at 25 percent or more capacity.

Since the start of the pandemic, 55,098 Manitobans have tested positive for COVID-19. To date, 51,547 of them are considered recovered and 2,436 are still considered active.

As of Thursday, 2,122 COVID-19 tests were performed in Manitoba. The province has now taken 811,572 of those swabs, the statement said.


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