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Manitoba announces 324 new cases of COVID-19 over the previous three days Oct. 4

The province’s north has had 100 positive tests for the virus since Sept. 28.
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Northern Manitoba saw new daily COVID-19 case numbers in the double digits for the first three days of October.

Manitoba reported Oct. 4 that there had been 324 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the province in the previous three days – 121 on Saturday, 120 on Sunday and 83 on Monday.

48 of those cases were in the province’s north, including 12 new cases Oct. 4. There were 22 new positive tests in the north  confirmed Oct. 2 and 15 on the first day of the month. In the five days from Sept. 28 to Oct. 3, 100 northerners tested positive for COVID-19.

Of the 12 northern cases announced on Monday, 10 affected people who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

There are about 180 active COVID-19 cases in the north as of Oct. 4, including 60 in the Norway House health district, 39 in the Mathias Colomb/Pukatawagan health district, 28 in The Pas/Opaskwayak/Kelsey health district, 20 in the Island Lake district, 11 each in the Cross Lake Pimicikamak and Shamattawa/York Factory/Tataskweyak/Split Lake districts and three in the Flin Flon/Snow Lake/Cranberry/Sherridon health district.

Two more Manitobans have died as a result of COVID-19, both residents of the southern health region, and the total number of deaths resulting from the virus since the pandemic began is 1,213.

The five-day test positivity rate is 3.7 per cent and there are 98 Manitobans in hospital due to COVID-19, 18 if them in intensive care. Seven of those in hospital, including one patient in intensive care, are northern residents.

Unvaccinated people continue to make up the majority of new and active COVID-19 cases. 56 of the 83 people diagnosed with COVID-19 Oct. 4 were unvaccinated. 61 per cent of active cases are among unvaccinated people, as are 80 per cent of hospitalized patients with active infections and 77 per cent of patients with active infections in intensive care.