156 COVID-19 cases reported in 3 days in Manitoba – .

156 COVID-19 cases reported in 3 days in Manitoba – .

Manitoba public health officials are reporting 156 new cases of COVID-19 over three days – 54 Saturday, 60 Sunday and 42 Monday.
Of the cases reported on Monday, 30 are in people who have not been fully vaccinated, the province said in a press release.

Monday’s cases are 15 (seven not fully vaccinated) in Winnipeg Health Region, 14 (12 not fully vaccinated) in Interlake-Eastern Health Region, nine (eight not fully vaccinated) in Southern Health Region, two (one not fully vaccinated) vaccinated) in Northern Health Region and two (both not fully vaccinated) in Prairie Mountain Health Region.

The province also announced two deaths on Monday, but one of them was previously included in data updated on the province’s COVID-19 dashboard and reported by CBC Manitoba on Friday.

However, no press conference or press release was issued that day, so no details on this death – gender, age or health region – were available. The province only provides COVID-19 press releases on Mondays and Thursdays.

The deaths are both from the Interlake East Health Region: a woman in her sixties and a man in his sixties. The press release does not say which one was reported on Friday.

The total number of deaths among people with COVID-19 in Manitoba is now 1,205, of which 201 are linked to variants of the coronavirus.

The five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.3% provincially and 1.1% in Winnipeg.

There are 66 COVID patients in the hospital, down from six since Friday: 32 people with active symptoms and 34 who are no longer contagious.

Of these 32 cases, 69 percent were unvaccinated, 19 percent were only partially vaccinated and 13 percent are fully vaccinated.

There are 14 people in intensive care, an increase since Friday. There are eight people in intensive care with active COVID-19 and six who are no longer contagious but continue to require intensive care.

Of the active cases in intensive care, seven are not vaccinated and one is fully vaccinated.

The total number of people in intensive care units in Manitoba remains well above the province’s pre-pandemic capacity of 72. As of midnight, there were 88 people (both COVID and non-COVID patients) in care intensive, a spokesperson for Shared Health said in an email.

There were 2,463 lab tests performed on Sunday, bringing the total to 970,568.

As of Monday, 84.3% of eligible Manitobans had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 79.4% had two, according to the online vaccination dashboard.


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