There are 387 new circumstances of COVID-19 in Manitoba on Saturday, the province says in a information launch, and 10 extra folks with the sickness have died.
There are actually 276 folks hospitalized with the sickness in Manitoba, down barely from a report 281 in hospital on Friday. Of these, 45 are in intensive care, which marks a brand new excessive within the province.
The folks whose deaths have been introduced Saturday embody a number of linked to outbreaks throughout the province, and a Winnipeg man in his 30s — one of many province’s youngest to succumb to the sickness, and the third COVID-19 loss of life underneath the age of 40 introduced this week.
Additionally among the many newest fatalities are a lady in her 70s linked to the Parkview Place Lengthy Time period Care Dwelling, a person in his 70s linked to the Misericordia Well being Centre’s transitional care unit, a lady in her 80s linked to the Bridgepark Manor assisted dwelling facility, a person in his 80s linked to the Holy Household Dwelling and a lady in her 100s linked to the Gilbert Plains private care residence. Additionally included are a lady in her 80s and a person in his 90s linked to the Maples Lengthy Time period Care Dwelling.
The deaths additionally embody three different males not linked to any outbreaks: one in his 60s from the Northern Well being area and one in his 70s from the Winnipeg well being area, bringing Manitoba’s coronavirus-linked loss of life toll to 217.
The replace comes sooner or later after Manitoba surpassed 200 deaths linked to the sickness attributable to the novel coronavirus. The fatalities introduced Friday included a person in his 20s — the youngest particular person within the province to lose their life to COVID-19.
The province additionally declared seven extra outbreaks throughout Manitoba. These websites have all been moved to the essential, or purple, degree of the province’s pandemic response system:
- Unit three North at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg.
- Dakota Home in Winnipeg.
- Eastview Place in Altona.
- Tabor Dwelling in Morden.
- Fernwood Place in Steinbach.
- Lions Prairie Manor in Portage la Prairie.
- Douglas Campbell Lodge in Portage la Prairie.
Manitoba’s five-day take a look at positivity fee is up barely to 13.eight per cent, whereas Winnipeg’s is all the way down to 13.6 per cent.
Thus far, 5,075 folks have recovered from COVID-19 in Manitoba, the discharge says, and eight,012 circumstances are nonetheless thought-about lively — although public well being officers have mentioned this quantity is inflated due to an information entry backlog.
The circumstances introduced Saturday embody 218 within the Winnipeg well being area, 94 within the Southern Well being area, 34 within the Northern Well being area, 26 within the Interlake-Japanese well being area and 15 within the Prairie Mountain Well being area, the discharge says.
Two beforehand introduced COVID-19 circumstances have been eliminated as a result of error, the discharge says, bringing the whole variety of circumstances recognized within the province to 13,304.
Saturday can be the beginning of the primary weekend underneath a brand new set of restrictions launched in Manitoba that ban the sale of non-essential items in shops (although folks can nonetheless purchase these objects for supply or curbside pickup).
The brand new guidelines additionally outlaw virtually all guests to properties, with a couple of exceptions.
Chief Provincial Public Well being Officer Dr. Brent Roussin sounded the alarm concerning the unfold of COVID-19 in Manitoba’s Southern Well being area at a information convention on Friday.
The take a look at positivity fee — a rolling common of the COVID-19 exams that come again constructive — within the Steinbach well being district was 40 per cent when measured over the earlier 10 days, he mentioned.
That a part of the province additionally accounts for almost 12 per cent of Manitoba’s coronavirus-linked deaths, Roussin mentioned. And with a inhabitants of simply over 21,000, the Steinbach well being district has one of many highest per capita COVID-19 charges within the nation.
There have been one other 2,519 COVID-19 exams completed in Manitoba on Friday, bringing the whole accomplished within the province since early February to 327,511, the discharge says.