Manitoba has reported one death linked to the Delta variant and more than 50 new cases of COVID-19 – most among unvaccinated people.
The death reported by the province on Thursday was a man in his 60s from the Winnipeg area. His death has been linked to the Delta variant (B.1.617.2). This brings the total number of deaths to 1199. The province does not provide immunization status for reported deaths.
In total, the province has linked 197 deaths to worrying variants.
In addition to the death, the province reported 54 new cases on Thursday. Of these cases, 29 were unvaccinated, six were partially vaccinated and 19 were fully vaccinated.
Thursday’s new cases include:
- eight cases in the Entre-les-Lacs-Est health region (seven not fully vaccinated);
- seven cases in the northern health region (four not fully vaccinated);
- two new cases in Prairie Mountain Health Region (two not fully immunized);
- 16 new cases in Southern Health (12 not fully vaccinated); and
- 21 new cases in the Winnipeg health region (10 not fully immunized).
This brings the total number of cases in Manitoba to 59,100, including 456 active cases and 57,445 recoveries. The province said six cases were dropped from the total due to a data correction.
The five-day test positive rate is 2.6% provincially and 1.4% in Winnipeg.
COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS IN MANITOBA
The province said there were 77 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 35 who have active cases. Of those active cases, the province said 28 are unvaccinated, four are fully vaccinated and three are partially vaccinated.
Of the 10 people in intensive care with active cases of COVID-19, the province said eight are unvaccinated and two are partially vaccinated.
MANITOBA DISCUSSION VARIANT
According to the provincial scorecard, the province recorded 17,717 cases of worrying variants. This includes 241 active cases and 17,279 recovered.