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Number of Manitoba COVID patients in hospital and intensive care continues to rise

Number of Manitoba COVID patients in hospital and intensive care continues to rise

COVID-19 outbreak declared by province at Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home Jan. 17.
More than 500 patients with COVID-19 in Manitoba hospitals

More than 500 patients with COVID-19 in Manitoba hospitals

Six northern health districts have 100 or more active infections, including Thompson/Mystery Lake with 151.
Parents and close contacts will no longer be notified about COVID cases in schools as in-person learning is set to resume

Parents and close contacts will no longer be notified about COVID cases in schools as in-person learning is set to resume

Public health will monitor student and staff absenteeism to see if virus transmission is occurring and could recommend testing or one-week remote learning periods if it is.
Most Manitobans likely to be exposed to COVID in the coming weeks, public health officer says

Most Manitobans likely to be exposed to COVID in the coming weeks, public health officer says

Premier confirms that in-person school will resume for all students on Jan. 17.
Northern First Nations planning now to cope with coming omicron challenges

Northern First Nations planning now to cope with coming omicron challenges

Leaders expect more cases of COVID-19 to come, as infections usually peak later in the north than the south.
COVID-related hospitalizations jump over 25 per cent in three days as active cases in Manitoba pass 100K

COVID-related hospitalizations jump over 25 per cent in three days as active cases in Manitoba pass 100K

19 deaths resulting from COVID-19 infections were reported from Saturday to Monday and an outbreak was declared at the Thompson General Hospital obstetrics and neonatal unit.
Northern First Nations organization leaders discussing next steps in COVID-19 battle Jan. 7

Northern First Nations organization leaders discussing next steps in COVID-19 battle Jan. 7

10 Northern Manitoba First Nations have lockdowns or restrictions in place in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 as provincial new case numbers shatter previous daily records despite vast majority of infections not being tallied.
Rise of omicron delays start of UCN’s winter term and the return to in-person learning for most students

Rise of omicron delays start of UCN’s winter term and the return to in-person learning for most students

The Northern Manitoba post-secondary institution announced in late December that classes would not resume until Jan. 10, a week later than previously scheduled, and that most classes would continue to be delivered remotely.
First week of school will be remote learning only for most students, province announces

First week of school will be remote learning only for most students, province announces

Education minister and premier say one-week delay in resuming in-person classes will give schools time to prepare for additional challenges of hosting students amidst higher infection risk posed by the rapidly spreading omicron COVID-19 variant.
Public health orders regarding gatherings changing Dec. 21

Public health orders regarding gatherings changing Dec. 21

Provincial government introduces changes in effort to get people to reduce amount of contacts they have as omicron variant begins to establish a foothold in Manitoba.