Manitoba health officials say three other people with COVID-19 have died and 147 new infections have been found across the province.
The cases reported in the online COVID-19 control panel of the province On Wednesday it raised Manitoba’s total active case count to 1,537, including 570 that were confirmed as worrisome variants.
Manitoba Reports 129 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 Deaths
The number of deaths reported at the site rose from three to 1,299. Details of the latest deaths will be reported in the province’s next COVID-19 update.
Provincial data shows 2,710 tests were conducted for COVID-19 on Tuesday, when authorities reported 129 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths.
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Manitoba’s five-day test positivity rate now stands at 5.9 percent.
Health data shows that 79 of Manitoba’s latest infections are among people who had not yet been vaccinated, four were partially vaccinated, and 64 were fully vaccinated.
the Southern Health Region saw the biggest one-day jump in cases Wednesday, with 71 reported infections.
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Another 33 cases come from Winnipeg Health Region, 23 were found in the Prairie Mountain Health Region, 12 were reported in the Northern Health Region and eight found in the Interlake-Eastern Health Region.
Authorities say there were 153 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 reported as of Wednesday morning and 22 patients in intensive care units as a result of the virus.
Since March 2020, Manitoba has reported 67,092 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of those 64,256 have since recovered, according to health data.
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The province opened vaccine eligibility for children between the ages of five and 11 on Monday, and authorities say the first doses began to be administered on Wednesday.
In short, so far more than 22,000 appointments have been scheduled for the age group.
Authorities have said there are approximately 125,000 children between the ages of five and 11 in Manitoba.
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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