There were 91 cases believed to have been reported on Thursday – although the government did not provide an update to the data on Canada Day – and 54 cases on Friday, the deputy chief administrator said. Provincial Health, Dr. Jazz Atwal at a press conference. Of the seven deaths, five are linked to more contagious coronavirus variants, the province said.
There were three deaths of individuals in the Winnipeg Health Region who had variants of concern: a woman in her 50s and a man in her 60s who had alpha B.1.1.7 variant and a woman in her 60s who had variant always listed. as unspecified.
A woman and a man in their 60s from the Southern Health Region also had the alpha variant when they died.
The other two deaths reported on Friday were a woman in her 40s from the Winnipeg health region and a man in his 60s from the southern health region. Manitoba has recorded a total of 1,147 deaths from COVID-19.
The death of a man in his 30s from Interlake East Health Region that was reported on Wednesday has been removed from Manitoba’s total due to a data correction, the province said.
The distribution of cases for Friday’s 54 infections shows 23 in the Winnipeg Health Region, 11 in the Southern Health Region, nine in the Interlake-Eastern Health Region, six in the Prairie Mountain Health Region and five in the region. North Sanitary, the province mentioned.
Manitoba’s five-day test positivity rate fell to 5.4% on Friday from 6.2 on Wednesday. Winnipeg’s fell to 4.8 percent from 5.6 percent.
There are now 163 Manitobans hospitalized after contracting COVID-19, the province said, down 10 since Wednesday. Of those people, 49 are in intensive care – down from six.
There are still six Manitoba COVID-19 patients receiving intensive care in Ontario.
The province began sending some of its intensive care patients with COVID-19 to facilities in other regions in May as it struggled to create space in its overcrowded hospitals. Since then, 39 people sent out of Manitoba have been brought back and 12 died.
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Unit M3 at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, while outbreaks are now over at Carman Memorial Hospital and Eastview Place Personal Care Home in Altona, a indicated the province.
Since the start of the pandemic, 56,306 Manitobans have tested positive for COVID-19, including 54,013 people considered cured and 1,098 still considered active.