A total of 474 COVID-19 cases were reported in Manitoba on Thursday and another 9 people died of the disease, the province said in a news release.
This is the second day in a row that Manitoba has reported nine deaths – the highest single-day increase in coronavirus-linked deaths.
The province’s five-day test positivity rate – the positive average of COVID-19 tests has returned – is now 11 percent in Manitoba, another record. In Winnipeg, the rate was 11.4 percent.
The deaths announced Thursday included four people involved in the outbreak at the Maples Long Term Care Home: three men and a woman, in their 80s.
She was a woman in her 90s who was connected to the outbreak at Holy Family Home, an 80-year-old outbreak at the Bethesda Regional Healthcare Medicine Unit and a 60-year-old who was outpatient at Park View Place Long Term Care. Home.
Two Winnipeg women – one in their 50s and one in their 70s – were among the deaths announced Thursday.
The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba also reached new highs on Thursday, reaching 227, with 34 people in intensive care.
An outbreak was announced at the River East Personal Care Home in Winnipeg, which has now been transformed into the critical red level of the pandemic response system, the release said.
Most of the new cases announced on Thursday – 315 – were in the Winnipeg health area. There are 94 in the Southern Health Region, 26 in the Interlake-Eastern Health Region, 20 in the Northern Health Region and 19 in the Prairie Mountain Health Region.
There are now 9,782 COVID-19 cases detected in Manitoba. Of those, 6,030 are considered active, but Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr Brent Rousin said the number was skewed due to data entry backlog.
Another 3,620 recovered and 132 died.
On Wednesday, 3,717 COVID-19 tests were completed in Manitoba, bringing the total to 300,169 done in the province since early February.
Possible COVID-19 exposures are listed On the Province website.
Still to come
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Dr Brent Rausin will hold an additional press conference on Thursday after the province confirms not to limit meetings to a single house when the new pandemic sanctions take effect – contrary to the statements made by Rausin earlier this week.
CBC News will broadcast the press conference of the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer live here at 12:30 p.m.
The ban on social gatherings is so severe in the new regulations that became law on Thursday that all Manitoba communities that are not already in the critical red zone have reached the highest level of provincial pandemic in Winnipeg and other areas of the response system.
Manitoba’s newest public health order is now set at a maximum of five people, including members of the household – who will not change the provincial cap on meetings.
Late Wednesday, it was suggested that Rousseau would be there There is no way to run Home-only collection rule.
The new rules, which went into effect on Thursday morning, also closed gyms, places of worship, theaters, hairdressing salons, entertainment centers and unwanted retail stores. Those actions can last at least two weeks, but may be longer, Rousin said.
New epidemic response rules come with breaking Manitoba records and reporting hundreds of COVID-19 cases daily. Wednesday, Province a Nine new deaths on record Coronavirus and its associated high hospital and test compatibility rate.
Health officials in Manitoba are also working Create more fields For those with COVID-19 and their close acquaintances to self-isolate, cases continue to rise rapidly.