The other two triple-digit days came over the weekend, with 100 on Saturday and 113 on Sunday, although those updates were not provided until Monday as the province no longer updates its COVID-data dashboards. 19 on weekends. The latest update also brings the province’s seven-day case average to 84, the highest in about three months. As of June 29, that number was 91.
About three-quarters of new coronavirus cases were in people who were not fully immune to the disease, according to the province’s vaccination status dashboard.
Of these people, eight had not yet achieved full immunity to both injections and 77 had not been vaccinated at all.
The largest number of cases are in the Southern Health Region, which is home to some of the lowest vaccination rates in the province. The region reported 44 – almost 40% – of the day’s new cases, although it only has about 15% of Manitoba’s population.
Winnipeg Health Region has 25 new cases, Northern Health Region has 21, Prairie Mountain Health Region has 16 and Interlake-East Health Region has eight, the dashboard says.
The number of deaths linked to the disease remains at 1,211.
Hospitalizations are increasing
There are now 86 people in Manitoba hospitals after contracting COVID-19, four more since Tuesday. Of them, 20 are in intensive care units, only one, the dashboard says.
People who are not fully vaccinated also make up a large portion of those hospitalized.
Of the 48 active COVID-19 cases hospitalized in Manitoba, nearly 80% are not fully immune. Of the 14 active cases in intensive care, none are fully vaccinated, says the province’s online vaccine dashboard.
As of Wednesday, 84.9% of eligible Manitobans had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 80.4% were fully immune.
As of midnight, there were 90 patients in intensive care units in Manitoba – well above the basic capacity of the intensive care program before the pandemic of 72, a spokesperson for Shared Health said in an email.
Slight increase in variants
Manitoba’s five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is now 3%, the dashboard says.
That’s an increase from 2.8 percent on Tuesday.
As of Tuesday, 3,113 tests for the disease were performed in the province.
Manitoba has also reported an overall increase of 18 in the number of cases linked to more contagious coronavirus variants, according to the province’s online Variants Dashboard.
This dashboard shows 18 new cases still listed as unspecified, while the number of cases related to the alpha variant has decreased by one and the number related to the gamma variant has increased by one.
There are now 668 active cases of the disease in Manitoba, including 281 linked to variants.
Since the start of the pandemic, 58,564 people in the province have recovered from the disease, the dashboard says.