More than half of new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba are among the unvaccinated.
Manitoba public health officials on Thursday reported 64 new cases of COVID-19, including 36 unvaccinated cases, 20 fully vaccinated cases and eight partially vaccinated cases.
As of Thursday, 84% of eligible Manitobans had rolled up their sleeves for at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Seventy-nine percent of eligible Manitobans are vaccinated with two doses.
The Southern Health Region recorded the highest number of cases in the province on Thursday, with 23 new cases reported.
The Northern and Winnipeg health regions have both reported 15 new cases. Winnipeg has a 1.2 percent five-day test positivity rate.
Prairie Mountain Health Region has reported six new cases and Entre-les-Lacs-Est Health Region has reported five new cases.
The new cases bring Manitoba’s total to 59,526, including 599 active cases and 57,724 recoveries. Seven cases were removed from the total due to data corrections.
The five-day provincial test positivity rate is now 2.5%.
As of Thursday, 62 people in Manitoba are hospitalized with COVID-19, including 26 people who have active cases. Of these active cases, 20 are not vaccinated, four are partially vaccinated and two are fully vaccinated.
There are five people in the intensive care unit with active cases of COVID-19, not all of whom are vaccinated.
The province also released details of two deaths announced on Wednesday – both linked to worrying variants. The deaths include a woman in her 70s from Interlake-East health region, linked to the Delta variant, and a man in her 80s from Winnipeg linked to an unspecified variant.
The total number of people who have died with COVID-19 stands at 1,203, including 201 deaths linked to worrying variants.
In total, Manitoba linked 18,065 cases to variants. 370 variant cases are active and 17,494 have recovered.