Manitoba reports 203 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths – Winnipeg
Manitoba is reporting 203 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths.
An update to the province’s COVID-19 online dashboard on Thursday shows there are now 1,623 active infections in Manitoba. The province’s five-day test positive rate is 6.1%.
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The list of virus-related deaths posted on the site climbed from three to 1,344 on Thursday.
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The Winnipeg health region saw the largest single-day jump in the number of cases, with 58 infections reported on Thursday.
Another 53 cases are from Prairie Mountain Health Region, which has recorded a comparatively lower number of cases in recent weeks.
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The remaining new infections include 51 findings in Southern Health Region, 28 reported in Northern Health Region and 13 findings in Interlake-Eastern Health Region.
Health data shows that 95 of the latest infections in Manitoba were in people who had not yet been vaccinated, eight were partially vaccinated and 100 were fully vaccinated.
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The province says 3,627 lab tests for COVID-19 were performed in Manitoba on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the number of reported COVID-19 hospitalizations in the province fell from eight to 145 on Thursday. The number of people in intensive care because of the virus has, however, increased from one to 35.
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As of March 2020, Manitoba has reported 69,314 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those, 66,347 have since recovered, according to health data.
Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you should know:
Symptoms can include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, very similar to a cold or the flu. Some people can develop a more serious illness. Those most at risk are the elderly and people with serious chronic illnesses such as heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop any symptoms, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend washing your hands frequently and coughing up your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible, and maintaining a two-meter distance from others if you are going out. In situations where you cannot keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend using a face mask or non-medical liner to prevent spreading respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. . In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or face coverings are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.
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