Four other Manitobans with COVID-19 have died, and officials say 147 have been infected with the virus.
The latest infections bring Manitoba’s total active cases to 1,403 and the province’s five-day test positive rate to 5.1 percent.
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As of March 2020, 1,328 deaths were linked to COVID-19.
Southern Health’s struggle COVID-19
There have been seven COVID-19 related deaths reported in Manitoba in the past two days. These include:
- a woman in her 70s from the Southern Health medical area, involved in an outbreak at Salem Home (reported Thursday);
- a man in his 80s from the Prairie Mountain Health region (reported Thursday);
- a man in his 90s from the Southern Health medical area, implicated in an outbreak at Third Crossing manor (reported Thursday);
- a man in his 70s from Prairie Mountain Health (reported Friday);
- a man in his 70s from the Winnipeg health area (reported Friday);
- a woman in her 80s from the Winnipeg health area (reported Friday); and
- a woman in her 100s from the Winnipeg health area (reported Friday).
The majority of Friday’s new cases – 64 infections – were detected in the Southern Health region, where vaccine uptake rates continue to be lower than in other parts of the province.
Another 46 cases were from the Winnipeg Health region, 16 were found in the Prairie Mountain Health region, nine were reported in the Northern Health region, and 12 were found in the Interlake-Eastern Health region.
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The province said the latest 90 infections in Manitoba were in unvaccinated people, five partially vaccinated and 52 fully vaccinated.
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Meanwhile, health officials said Friday, Manitoba has yet to find a single laboratory-confirmed case of the COVID-19 variant Omicron.
Manitoba’s director of public health, Dr Brent Roussin, said all travel-related COVID-19 positive cases are being sequenced for the new strain of bacteria, which officials say The international community has warned that there is a “very high” risk of infection with “serious consequences” in some places.
As of Friday morning, there were 141 Manitobans in the hospital and 23 patients in the ICU with the virus.
In total, Manitoba has now reported 68,308 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of those, 65,577 have recovered, according to medical data.
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Immunization officials said 2,188,316 doses have been given so far in Manitoba, including the first 20,337 doses given to children aged 5 to 11 years old.
That means 81.1% of eligible Manitobans ages five and older have received at least one shot, and 77.2% have received two, officials said.
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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