Manitoba reports 539 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths in 3 days – Winnipeg
Manitoba is reporting 539 new cases of COVID-19 and six deaths since Friday, due to an increase in infections detected in the Winnipeg area.
In a statement on Monday, health officials said Winnipeg’s five-day test positivity rate rose to 4.1%, nearly double the 2.7% reported in the city on Friday.
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Provincially, the positivity of the five-day test rose to 6.3% on Monday, from 5.1% on Friday.
The latest cases include 191 reported on Saturday, 211 reported on Sunday and 137 reported on Monday.
The majority of Monday’s cases – 59 infections – were reported in the Winnipeg health region.
Another 41 cases reported on Wednesday are from Southern Health Region, 13 were found in Prairie Mountain Health Region, 14 were reported in Northern Health Region and 10 were found in Interlake-Eastern Health Region.
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Winnipeg also recorded the highest number of new cases in the past three days, with 186 infections reported in the city since Friday.
Health data shows that 70 of Monday’s cases are in people who had not yet been vaccinated, seven were partially vaccinated and 60 had been fully vaccinated.
Manitoba has now reported 1,334 COVID-19-related deaths. The latest victims are:
- a man in his 50s from the Southern Health region linked to an outbreak at the Manitoba Developmental Center (reported Saturday);
- a man in his 60s from the Southern Health region linked to an outbreak at the Manitoba Developmental Center (reported Saturday);
- a 100-year-old woman from the Winnipeg Health Region linked to an outbreak in the Surgical Unit at Grace Hospital (reported Sunday);
- a woman in her 80s from the Southern Health region (reported Sunday);
- a man in his 60s from Southern Health region (reported Sunday); and
- a man in his 60s from Prairie Mountain Health Region (reported Monday).
Increase in hospitalizations
The number of Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 rose to 152 on Monday, from 141 reported on Friday.
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There were also 34 intensive care patients with COVID-19 by mid-morning Monday – up 36% from a week ago – according to a statement from Shared Health to media later today.
The statement said 15 new COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospital over the weekend in Manitoba and 11 were not vaccinated.
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Shared Health said 30 of the patients currently in intensive care are unvaccinated, including four admitted on Monday.
“The vast majority of the continued pressure on our intensive care units comes from the unvaccinated population,” Shared Health said in the release.
“This sustained increase, in addition to our ongoing challenges to consistently staff these additional intensive care beds, is impacting our ability to provide care to other Manitobans.
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The province says there were 90 intensive care patients across the province as of Monday morning receiving both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 care.
The maximum intensive care capacity in Manitoba is 104 beds, Shared Health said, adding that staffing the units has been a challenge.
“Staff redeployment and reassignment efforts have met with mixed success,” the statement from Shared Health read.
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“While we are grateful and grateful for the many nurses who have stepped forward, others have taken steps to decline or decline these assignments.”
The province postponed three elective heart surgeries across the province on Friday due to staffing issues.
Shared Health said elective heart surgeries resumed on Monday, but added that it continues “to assess the ability to provide services to Manitobans in need of scheduled, elective, but much needed surgical care and others. non-COVID care “.
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Shared Health is calling on more Manitobans to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
As of Monday, 81.7% of eligible Manitobans aged five and over had received at least one shot of the vaccine and 77.3% had received two doses.
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Meanwhile, health officials said a new outbreak has been reported at the Lions Prairie Manor Personal Care Home, Skyview Unit, in Portage la Prairie.
As of March 2020, Manitoba has reported 68,845 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those, 65,898 have since recovered, according to health data.
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