Manitoba reported a two-day total of 319 new cases of COVID-19 and seven new deaths connected to the virus on Friday, including two deaths in Prairie Mountain Health.
Of the new cases, 172 are from Thursday and 147 cases are from Friday. From that total, 30 cases were in Prairie Mountain, 30 in Interlake-Eastern, 36 in Northern Health, 129 in Southern Health, and 94 in Winnipeg.
Ninety-five of Manitoba’s 147 cases from Friday were in people who weren’t fully vaccinated.
The deaths in PMH were a man in his 80s from Thursday and a man in his 70s from Friday.
In Southern Health, a woman in her 70s connected to an outbreak at Salem Home and a man in his 90s connected to the outbreak at Third Crossing Manor died.
The rest of the deaths were in Winnipeg: a man in his 70s, a woman in her 80s and a woman in her 100s.
A total of 1,328 Manitobans have died of COVID-19.
There are currently 1,403 active cases of COVID-19 with 65,577 people who have recovered from the virus. A total of 141 Manitobans are hospitalized with COVID-19, including 88 people who have active cases of the virus.
There are 23 Manitobans being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units, including 16 people who have an active case of the virus.
According to the provincial government’s COVID-19 website, there are four active outbreaks in PMH: at the Russell Personal Care Home, J.R. Reid School’s Grade 4 class, Country Meadow Personal Care Home in Neepawa and Benito Personal Care Home.
No cases of the B.1.1.529 omicron variant of the virus have been detected in Manitoba yet.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, including the online screening tool, testing criteria and locations, self-isolation requirements, public health fundamentals and the provincial response level on the pandemic response system, visit manitoba.ca/COVID19.
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