Manitoba reports 130 new cases of COVID-19 and there are no additional deaths related to the virus.
The cases reported in the online COVID-19 control panel of the province Friday brings Manitoba’s active case count to 954 and the province’s five-day test positivity rate to 3.3 percent.
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The cumulative total of deaths listed on the site stood at 1,235.
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Health officials say 89 of the new cases are in people who had not been fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the number of people hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 stands at 20 with 17 patients in intensive care with the virus.
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TO tracking variants of provincial sites shows that 564 of Manitoba’s 954 active COVID-19 cases are more contagious variants of concern.
Of the active variant cases, the data at the site shows that two are the Alpha strain, one is a Delta infection, and 564 are listed as “unspecified.”
In total, Manitoba has reported 62,588 COVID-19 cases since March 2020.
Health data shows 2,630 tests were conducted for COVID-19 on Thursday.
TO provincial site tracks vaccination efforts shows that 86.5% of eligible Manitobaans have received one shot of the vaccine and 83 have received two doses.
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Another 1,520 vaccination appointments were scheduled for Friday, according to the site.
Manitoba reported 92 new COVID-19 cases and there were no deaths Thursday.
Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:
Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, much like a cold or the flu. Some people may develop a more serious illness. People most at risk for this are older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions, such as heart, lung, or kidney disease. If you have symptoms, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent hand washing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as long as possible and keeping a distance of two meters from other people if you go out. In situations where you cannot keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend wearing a non-medical mask or covering to prevent the spread of respiratory droplets that can transmit 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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