Manitoba Reports 41 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 Deaths Since Friday | The Canadian News

Health officials say three Manitobans with COVID-19 have died since last week and 41 more people have been infected with the virus.

The latest victims include a woman in her 60s from the Winnipeg Health region linked to the Delta variant and two women in her 70s from the Interlake-Eastern Health region.

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In a statement Monday, the province said Manitoba found 130 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, including 72 cases Saturday and 58 cases Sunday.

Authorities say 32 of the 41 new cases identified Monday are in people who were not fully vaccinated.

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Most of the cases on Monday, 21, came from the Southern Health region, where 17 were not fully vaccinated.

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Another 12 cases were found in the Winnipeg Health region, five new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region, two were from the Northern Health region, and one new infection was reported in the Interlake-Eastern Health region.

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As of Monday morning, Manitoba has 569 active COVID-19 cases.

The positivity rate for the five-day test is 3.2% at the provincial level and 1.6% in Winnipeg.

Meanwhile, 69 Manitoba residents remain in hospital as a result of the virus and 14 patients are in intensive care related to COVID-19.

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Since March 2020, Manitoba has reported 59,368 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1202 deaths.

Vaccination efforts

On Monday, health officials said that COVID-19 vaccine clinics will begin opening in schools next week.

The clinics will be offered during school hours and, in some cases, will continue to operate outside of school hours as a pop-up window for all members of the community.

School clinics are expected to run for four to six weeks, authorities say. More details on school immunizations can be found in the province website.

The province is also planning a series of mobile and pop-up vaccine clinics across the province this week, including:

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  • Prawda Shell Gas Station, Trans-Canada Highway near Hadashville, Monday 10 a.m. M. At 3 p. M.
  • near 94 McGregor St., Winnipeg, on Tuesday, September 14 from noon to 6 p.m., hosted by the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Center and the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Center
  • Provencher Park, 271 Cathedrale Ave., Winnipeg, on Saturday, September 18 from 12:30 to 4:30 pm, in association with the Mex Y Can Association of Manitoba Inc.
  • A pop-up clinic will be held at Yellowhead Center Hall, 175 Mountain Ave., Neepawa, on Thursday, September 16 from 4-8 p.m.

All Manitobaans born on or before December 31, 2009 are eligible to get vaccinated. All of the vaccine super sites in Manitoba offer walk-in and by-appointment vaccinations.

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As of Monday morning, 83.6 percent of eligible Manitobaans had received one dose of vaccine and 78.7 percent had received two injections.

According to a provincial website Tracking vaccination efforts, 1,033 vaccination appointments were scheduled on Monday.

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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 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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