Nearly a third of Manitoba’s 79 new COVID-19 infections reported Oct. 13 were in the north.
The region had 24 new cases of the virus confirmed by lab tests on Tuesday. The bulk of them are in two health districts – Norway House and Pukatawagan/Mathias Colomb Cree Nation – which have 114 and 112 actives cases, respectively, according to the provincial government’s COVID-19 website.
Other northern health districts with active cases include Shamattawa/York Factory/Tataskweyak/Split Lake with 39, Island Lake with 18, The Pas/Opaskwayak/Kelsey with 11, Cross Lake/Pimicikamak with 6 and Thompson/Mystery Lake with 4.
There are now over 300 active cases of COVID-19 in Northern Manitoba, most of them confirmed by lab tests since Oct. 1.
Of the new cases in Manitoba on Wednesday, 52 affected unvaccinated people, 20 affected fully vaccinated people and seven affected partially vaccinated people.
The five-day test positivity rate is 3.8 per cent and there are 94 Manitobans in hospital, including 15 in intensive care. Ten of the hospital patients are northern residents, including two who are in intensive care.
63 per cent of active infections in Manitoba are in unvaccinated people, while 67 per cent of those in hospital and 80 per cent of those in intensive care are unvaccinated against the virus.