The province’s Saturday COVID-19 updated included the death of a woman in her 60s from Prairie Mountain Health.
Her COVID-19 case was linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern.
She was the 75th person in Prairie Mountain Health with the virus to die and No. 1,072 provincially.
Saturday’s COVID-19 update also included 276 new cases of the virus, but with six struck from the total due to a data correction the bumped the province’s overall total by 270.
New cases included 159 in the Winnipeg health region, followed by 54 in Southern Health-Santé Sud, 26 in Interlake-Eastern, 22 in Prairie Mountain Health and 15 in Northern.
Cases in Prairie Mountain Health, broken up by district, include 56 in Porcupine Mountain, followed by 49 in Agassiz Mountain, 46 in Dauphin, 36 in Brandon and 16 in Asessippi, with the balance spread through other districts.
A total of 925,812 vaccine doses have been administered in Manitoba thus far, with 68 per cent of Manitobans aged 18 and older receiving at least one shot, and 65 per cent of Manitobans 12 years and older receiving a jab.
There were 11,286 vaccines scheduled for Saturday.
Within Prairie Mountain Health, vaccine uptake is lowest in the northernmost district, Porcupine Mountain, where 52.6 per cent of people aged 18 and older have received a shot.
This is also the district with the greatest number of active cases.
The uptake in Duck Mountain is 56.8 per cent and 58.9 per cent in Riding Mountain, which are both just south of Porcupine Mountain. The balance of Prairie Mountain Health districts have an uptake greater than 60 per cent.
Topping the chart is the Little Saskatchewan district north of Brandon, at 70.2 per cent, and Brandon at 70.1 per cent.
The current five-day test positivity rate is 11.5 per cent provincially and 12.7 per cent in Winnipeg.
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