WINNIPEG –

The province has reported the deaths of three more Manitobians linked to COVID-19, along with 172 cases of COVID-19.

No details on the deaths were provided on Thursday, but the provincial COVID-19 panel reported that the total number of deaths from COVID-19 has risen to 1,324.

Along with the deaths, the board identified 172 new COVID-19 cases as of Thursday. These new cases bring Manitoba’s total to 68,166, which includes 1,356 active cases and 65,486 recoveries.

Of the new cases Thursday, the province said 89 are not vaccinated, nine are partially vaccinated and 74 are fully vaccinated.

The new cases include:

  • 48 cases in the Winnipeg Health Region, which has 312 active cases;
  • 65 cases in the South Health region, which has 510 active cases;
  • 14 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region, which has 161 active cases;
  • 27 cases in the Northern Health Region, which has 274 active cases; and
  • 18 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region, which has 99 active cases.

The provincial positivity rate for the five-day test is 5.1%.

The province also released data on test positivity rates in Manitoba’s health regions.

As of Wednesday, the Southern Health region has the highest test positivity rate of five days per 100, at 15%.

The East Interlake Health Region and the North Health Region have 6.6%, followed by the Prairie Mountain Health Region with 5.8%.

Winnipeg Health Region stands at 2.7%.

A total of 147 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Thursday, including 92 people who have active cases. Of those with active cases, the province said 49 are not vaccinated, 39 are fully vaccinated and four are partially vaccinated.

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Among the hospitalizations, 24 people are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19, including 16 who have active cases. Among those active cases, 15 are not vaccinated and one person is fully vaccinated.

Reference-winnipeg.ctvnews.ca

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