Four deaths in Manitoba linked to variants; Number of COVID-19 cases less than 100 for the third consecutive day – .

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Four deaths in Manitoba linked to variants; Number of COVID-19 cases less than 100 for the third consecutive day – .


WINNIPEG – Manitoba announced four new deaths linked to COVID-19 on Tuesday, with all deaths linked to variants.

The deaths, announced in a bulletin on Tuesday, include three linked to the Alpha variant (B.1.1.7) which was first reported in the UK. Deaths from the Alpha variant include a man in his 20s from Interlake-Eastern Health Region, a man in his 60s from Southern Health Region and a woman in his 60s from Winnipeg.

The fourth death, a woman in her 60s from Winnipeg, was linked to an unspecified variant of concern.

Since March 2020, 1,129 Manitobans have died from COVID-19.

Manitoba also announced 69 new cases of COVID-19, on the third day in a row COVID-19 cases were below 100. Seven previously announced cases have been deleted due to a data correction.

Since the pandemic was declared, a total of 55,467 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Manitoba. There are currently 1,860 active cases and 52,478 recoveries.

Manitoba’s five-day test positive rate is 7.6%, down from 6.6. percent in Winnipeg.

The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 has declined, with 224 reported on Tuesday.

There are currently 57 patients in intensive care units in Manitoba, while 14 people receive intensive care outside the province. Of these patients, 13 are in Ontario, while one is in Alberta.

VARIANTS OF CONCERN

In the first variant of concern update since Saturday, Manitoba is reporting a total of 14,640 variant cases in the province.

Of these cases, 1,080 are active, while 13,423 have recovered.

The unspecified variants of concern continue to be the dominant variant in Manitoba with 7,824 cases, followed by the Alpha variant, with 6,361 cases.

Manitoba reported 30 new cases of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) on Tuesday, first reported in India. There have been 163 total cases of the variant since the start of the pandemic.

There have now been 201 cases of the Gamma variant, first reported in Brazil, and 67 cases of the Beta variant (B.1.351), first reported in South Africa.

Manitoba has reported 137 deaths related to variants of concern.

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