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COVID-19 outbreak at Thompson church declared over

Nearly half of 156 new coronavirus cases in Manitoba announced Nov. 8 affected fully vaccinated people.
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624 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in Manitoba over the four days up to and including Nov. 8, the provincial government said on Monday.

A COVID-19 outbreak declared at a Thompson church two weeks ago is over, the provincial government says.

Manitoba said in its Nov. 8 coronavirus bulletin that the outbreak at Light of the North Covenant Church on Nelson Road, first announced Oct. 25, is considered to have ended.

The province also reported that latest northerner to die from the coronavirus, whose death was reported on Friday, was a woman in her 40s. Six more deaths reported since Nov. 5 were announced by the provincial government Nov. 8, making the total number of Manitobans who have died as a result of COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began 1,262.

Provincewide, 624 new cases of the virus were reported over the four days up to and including Monday: 130 Nov, 5, 183 Nov. 6, 155 Nov. 7 and 156 Nov. 8.

This four-day total includes 53 new cases form the north, seven of which were announced Monday. There have been 129 positive tests for the virus in the region since the beginning of November.

Of the new cases in the province today, 80 were in unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people while 76 were in fully vaccinated people. Three of Monday’s new cases in the north were among people who are not fully vaccinated while four affected fully vaccinated people.

There are 141 Manitobans in hospital due to the coronavirus, up from 118 on Nov. 5. The number of Manitobans in intensive care as a result of their COVID-19 infections has risen to 26, two more than on Friday. For the north, hospitalizations have gone down to 14 from 16 on Friday and there is only on northern resident in intensive care.

There are more than 300 active cases of the virus in Northern Manitoba, 250 of them in the Norway House and Pukatawagan/Mathias Colomb health districts combined. Only one other northern health district – Bunibonibee/Oxford House/Manto Sipi/Gods River/God’s Lake – has more than 20 active cases and there were no active cases in Thompson/Mystery Lake Nov. 8.

Monday’s five-day test positivity rate for Manitoba was 5.4 per cent, up from 4.7 per cent on Friday.

57 per cent of Manitobans with active COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 8 were unvaccinated, as were 55 per cent of those in hospital with active infections and 89 per cent of those with active infections in intensive care.

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