64 New COVID-19 Cases Reported on Sunday as Manitoba’s Death Toll Rises by 2

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Manitoba’s online dashboard indicates that there were 64 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, and the area’s death toll related to the virus rose by two since Saturday.

Manitoba has currently recorded 1,150 COVID-19 deaths, the dashboard reveals.

The region is no longer giving coronavirus news releases on weekends; therefore, no further information was provided about the deaths. The sum of fatalities on the dashboard is adjusted occasionally due to data errors.

The dashboard says the fresh cases are divided between the Winnipeg health region, with 29, the Southern Health region, with 11, the Northern Health Region, with nine, the Prairie Mountain Health region, with eight, and the Interlake-Eastern health region, with seven.

The current update shows Manitoba’s seven-day case average is currently down to 64.

Manitoba’s five-day test positivity rate rose to six percent, the dashboard reveals, up from 5.7 on Saturday.

The dashboard says there are currently 144 COVID-19 patients admitted in hospitals in Manitoba, which is a drop of eight since Saturday. Furthermore, there are 42 patients with the virus in intensive care, up by one.

That is not inclusive of patients who have been moved out of the province for critical care. According to a spokesperson with Shared Health on Sunday, the number of those patients remained at six and that figure has not changed since Friday.

Manitoba began transferring some of its COVID-19 patients to intensive care units in other areas around mid-May. This was the province was working to free up space in its packed hospitals.

The province’s online vaccine dashboard says that since Sunday, 49 percent of Manitobans 12 and above had been fully immunized against COVID-19, while 74.7 percent had received at least a dose.

This move brings Manitoba close to its next reopening plan goal: getting half its eligible population fully immunized and three-quarters with at least a dose by Aug. 2.

If that occurs by the deadline, the area could experience greater capacity limits, increased permitted gatherings sizes, and fewer limitations. If it occurs earlier, those changes could be implemented even sooner.

The dashboard says that since the pandemic appeared, 56,417 Manitobans have tested positive for the virus and that is inclusive of 54,249 people considered recovered and 1,018 still regarded as active.

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