Manitoba reports that the last time daily case count was this low was September 17. On Monday, public health officials reported 11 new COVID-19 cases. They reported no new deaths.
Manitoba’s five-day test positivity rate is three percent. In Winnipeg, the five-day test positivity rate is 1.8 percent. Right now, 110 Manitobans are lying in hospital with COVID-19, with 26 people in intensive care.
Monday cases were reported in the following health regions: five in Southern; three in Winnipeg, two in Interlake-Eastern and one in Northern.
The Prairie Mountain Health region has reported zero new cases on Monday. Also, it has been reported that 78.7 percent of Manitobans aged 12 and up have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, 66.5 percent of Manitobans had two doses.
Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief public health officer, said that those who are not vaccinated will be the most vulnerable to the virus.
“We’re going to still see transmission, we’re going to still see severe outcomes, and that’s going to be mostly in the unvaccinated community. We’re not going to be dealing only with COVID. We’re going to be dealing with RSV [Respiratory syncytial virus] and dealing with influenza. So we are trying to look for ways to model or at least come up with some scenarios with what this respiratory virus season will look like, because that’s what’s going to put the pressure on the on the acute care system, not just COVID.”