Manitoba reports 129 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths – Winnipeg
Four more Manitobans with COVID-19 have died and health officials say 129 new infections have been identified.
The cases reported on the province’s online COVID-19 dashboard on Tuesday bring the total number of active cases in Manitoba to 1,523, with 585 confirmed to be variants of concern.
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The number of deaths reported on the site has climbed from four to 1,296. Details of the latest deaths will be reported in the province’s next COVID-19 update.
Provincial data shows there were 1,729 tests for COVID-19 performed on Monday.
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Manitoba’s five-day test positive rate now stands at 5.9%.
The Winnipeg health region saw the largest one-day increase in the number of cases on Tuesday, with 42 infections reported.
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Another 35 cases are from Southern Health Region, 17 were found in Prairie Mountain Health Region, 34 were reported in Northern Health Region and one was found in Interlake-Eastern Health Region.
Health data shows that 64 of the latest infections in Manitoba were in people who had not yet been vaccinated, four were partially vaccinated and 61 were fully vaccinated.
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Authorities said 154 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 were reported as of Tuesday morning and 25 patients in intensive care units due to the virus.
A provincial immunization effort tracking site shows that 87.4 percent of eligible Manitobans received one shot of the vaccine and 84.8 percent received two doses. According to the site, 356 vaccinations were scheduled for Tuesday.
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The province announced 136 new cases and two more deaths on Monday.
As of March 2020, Manitoba has reported 66,952 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those, 64,133 have since recovered, according to health data.
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