Tech issue to blame for peak Delta variant cases in Manitoba on Friday: Atwal – .

Tech issue to blame for peak Delta variant cases in Manitoba on Friday: Atwal – .

WINNIPEG – The province of Manitoba has seen another spike in Delta variant cases, but one of the province’s top doctors says a technical issue is to blame.

The provincial scorecard showed that 41 more cases had been linked to the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) on Friday, bringing the variant’s total to 130 cases in Manitoba.

Dr Jazz Atwal, the province’s deputy chief public health officer, said the increase was due to a technical issue that prevented the electronic transmission of laboratory results into the health information management system. public.

He said that for this reason, those dashboard cases on Friday were entered manually on June 17 and that work is underway to resolve the issue.

The dashboard shows the 130 Delta variant cases, 13 are considered active and 116 have recovered. One death has been linked to the variant.

Atwal said the Delta variant, which was first reported in India, has the potential to be more transmissible and have more severe impacts on people.

“We will continue to monitor the Delta variant closely, to ensure that we are aware of the possible impacts of this variant in Manitoba,” said Atwal.

“If Manitobans continue to get vaccinated as early as possible and the rates of first and second doses continue to increase, we will likely win this race between these new variants and the vaccine. “

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As of Friday, the province had linked 14,394 cases to worrying variants – including 1,501 cases considered active and 12,769 cases linked as recovered.

There have been 124 variant deaths.

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In addition to the new Delta variant cases, provincial data shows that the worrying new variant of the cases identified on Friday includes:

  • 63 other cases of the Alpha variant (B.1.1.7.), Which total 6,205 cases;
  • Five more cases of the beta variant (B.1.351), which has a total of 57 cases;
  • 23 additional cases of the Gamma variant (P1), which has a total of 192 cases; and
  • An additional 34 cases were linked to unspecified variants, for a total of 7,786 cases.


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