Manitoba reported 11 deaths of people with COVID in its last regularly scheduled pandemic bulletin March 31.
One of the people who died was a man in his 60s from the north, whose death was reported March 26.
As of March 26, 1,544 Manitobans with COVID had died over the past two years since the virus arrived in the province. Six of the deaths in the final COVID-19 bulletin were reported on or after March 27.
As of April 1, the province will no longer update its online vaccine dashboards. 78.2 per cent of Manitoba’s residents were fully vaccinated as of March 26, with another 41 per cent having received a third dose of vaccine.
111 people with COVID-19 were admitted to hospital March 20-26, 16 of them into intensive care units.
There were less than 1,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed by PCR testing in Manitoba March 20-26 and the average number of test samples collected per day was also less than 1,000. From March 13-26, 129 cases of COVID-19 in Northern Manitoba were confirmed by PCR testing. On April 15, the province will permanently close all its COVID-19 testing locations but pre-operative patients can make test appointments by calling the provincial call centre at 1-855-268-4318.
Rapid antigen tests are available at stores including Shoppers Drug Mart, Safeway, Walmart, and Northern and NorthMart stores.
The province said March 31 that wastewater surveillance data for Winnipeg, the only community in the province where wastewater testing takes place, indicate ongoing COVID-19 activity with a generalized downward trend.