Manitoba recorded 532 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday – a one-day increase in the province only once more than the height of its second wave.
On November 23, 546 new infections were reported in Manitoba. With 488 cases reported on Saturday and 502 cases reported on Friday, the province continues to update on Sunday in the latest days of high casualties not seen in months.
Nearly 80 percent of new cases on Sunday are back in the Winnipeg health region, with 422 infections and a five-day test positive rate rising to 13 percent from 12.6 on Saturday. In the province, that rate rose from 10.5 to 10.9 percent.
Manitoba also announced the death of three women associated with the highly contagious B117 corona virus variant first identified in the UK
Two were from the Winnipeg health area – one in their 50s and one in their 80s – and a third woman in her 60s from the Prairie Mountain Health area, the provincial news agency said.
The remaining new cases are divided between the Southern Health Area (reported 40), the Prairie Mountain Health Area (34), the Interlake-Eastern Health Area (27) and the Northern Health Area (nine).
There are now 210 COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital in Manitoba, an increase of 10 since Saturday. Fifty-two of those individuals are in intensive care, two of them.
The numbers of corona virus strains in Manitoba will not be updated again until Tuesday. According to the most recent update on Saturday, 3,665 cases have been detected in the province, of which 1,345 are active, according to Manitoba. Online variation dashboard.
Those types now make up at least 38 percent of Manitoba’s active COVID-19 cassettes, up from 3,499 as of Sunday.
Recent deaths bring the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Manitoba to 993.
The update comes just hours after severe infections took effect in Manitoba after a midnight stroke on Sunday.
Recent restrictions prohibit eating in restaurants and shutting down businesses ranging from gyms to salons. Indoor activities, including church services and sports, are banned for at least three weeks.
No changes have been made to the schools in the latest public health order, but an early news conference is scheduled for Sunday afternoon to provide updates on changes in classrooms.
The move follows increasing calls from parents and teachers to go to distance learning as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Manitoba.
When Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr Brent Roose announced the new restrictions on Friday, he said the province was “seriously monitoring” the closure of schools, but had not yet made a decision.
“Very soon in the future we will be able to provide more information about it,” he said.
Manitoba has now released 557,420 doses of Govit-19 vaccine, with about 44 percent of its adults now partially immunized, according to the province. Online Vaccine Dashboard.