On Saturday, Manitoba reported 273 new Covid-19 cases and two more deaths, a provincial news release said.
Most of the cases reported on Saturday were in the Winnipeg health region, which recorded 199 new COVID-19 infections. There are 34 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health Region, 17 in the Northern Health Region, 14 in the Interlake-East Health Region and nine in the Southern Health.
The latest deaths from COVID-19 are two people under the age of 60 — a man from the Southern Health Region, who was involved in the eruption at the Emerson Health Center, and a woman from the Northern Health Region.
The number of more contagious corona virus variant cases identified in Manitoba rose to 249 on Saturday, bringing the total to 2,344. According to the province’s online dashboard. Of those, 978 are considered active.
Manitoba’s five-day test positive rate rose to 7.3 percent from 7.2 percent on Friday. In Winnipeg, that rate rose slightly from 8.2 to 8.3 percent.
A total of 38,995 COVID-19 cases have now been identified in Manitoba since the outbreak, of which 2,468 are thought to be active and 35,551 have been recovered.
The disease has killed 976 people.
On Friday, 3,346 COVID-19 tests were performed in Manitoba.
No data was available on Saturday’s hospitalization due to a technical problem. Earlier in the day, 149 people in the province were reported to be hospitalized with COVID-19, of which 39 were in intensive care.
The province said Friday that a quarter of those hospitalized were associated with anxiety, and one in four COVID-19 patients in the hospital was under the age of 50.
The province also announced on Saturday that the explosion at the Lions Prairie Manor Personal Care Home in Portez La Prairie was now over.
In the meantime, 483,347 vaccines have been distributed in the province As of Saturday, at least one dose of Manitobans brings the ratio of 18 and over to 37.6 percent.