Manitoba health officials are reporting 172 new COVID-19 cases and three other deaths linked to the virus.
The death toll brings Manitoba’s COVID-19 death toll to 1,324.
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The latest data on the pandemic was posted on the province’s website on Thursday. More details are expected in a press release on Friday.
The majority of Thursday’s new cases – 65 infections – were detected in the Southern Health region, which has seen the largest number of new cases in weeks.
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Another 48 cases were from the Winnipeg Health region, 14 were found in the Prairie Mountain Health region, 27 were reported in the Northern Health region, and 18 were found in the Interlake-Eastern Health region.
There are now 1,356 active COVID-19 cases across Manitoba.
The province’s 5-day test positivity rate is 5.1%, but regional data released Thursday shows that the 5-day test positivity rate continues to be much higher in the Southern Health district. Male.
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The five-day test positivity rate was 15% in the southern county on Wednesday, but over the past two weeks, has increased to 17.6% on November 22.
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For comparison, Winnipeg’s 5-day test positivity rate was 2.7% on Wednesday, and the second highest rate was 6.6% in the Interlake-Eastern Health Authority.
The south, which has lower vaccine uptake than the rest of the province, also represents more than a third of the 147 COVID-19 patients in Manitoba hospitals and more than half of those 24 people in intensive care due to the virus.
Health data shows that the latest 89 infections in Manitoba are among unvaccinated people, nine are partially vaccinated and 74 are fully vaccinated.
The province said 3,334 laboratory tests for COVID-19 were completed in Manitoba on Thursday.
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The province announced 124 new cases and two deaths on Wednesday.
As of March 2020, Manitoba has now reported 68,166 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of those, 65,486 have recovered since then, according to medical data.
Have a question about COVID-19? Here are a few things you need to know:
Symptoms can include fever, cough and shortness of breath – very similar to a cold or flu. Some people may develop more severe disease. Those most at risk for this condition include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions such as heart, lung, or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend washing your hands often and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying at home as much as possible, and maintaining a two-meter distance from others if you are out. In situations where you cannot keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of non-medical masks or face coverings to prevent the spread of respiratory droplets. can carry the virus. In some provinces and cities across the country, masks or face coverings are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.
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