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Manitoba public health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Thompson church Oct. 25

Coronavirus pandemic claimed 59th victim from Northern Manitoba last week.
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A stock photo shows masked worshippers praying in a church. Manitoba declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Light of the North Covenant Church in Thompson Oct. 25.

A church in Thompson was one of three facilities in Manitoba where the provincial government declared COVID-19 outbreaks Oct. 25.

The virus outbreak was declared at Light of the North Covenant Church in Thompson, with other outbreaks declared at a school in Winnipeg and a personal care home in Benito.

The province also reported the death of a man in his 50s from Northern Manitoba Oct. 21. The death was reported two days earlier and the man is the 59th northerner to die as a result of a coronavirus infection since the pandemic began in March 2020. Two more deaths from other regions reported Saturday and Sunday were announced by the province Oct. 25, taking the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the province to 1,237 so far.

464 new COVID-19 infections in Manitoba were announced by the province from the previous four days Oct. 25, including 130 cases on Friday, 107 cases on Saturday, 149 cases on Sunday and 78 today.

These cases included 81 new infections in Northern Manitoba since Friday, 10 of them today. Five of the north’s new infections Oct. 25 were in people who are not fully vaccinated against the virus. 59 of Manitoba’s new cases on Monday were in people who are not fully vaccinated.

There are more than 380 active cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba’s north, which has seen 461 positive tests for the virus since the start of October. 

There are 193 active cases in the Norway House health district, according to the provincial government’s COVID-19 website, 119 in Pukatawagan/Mathias Colomb, 46 in Shamattawa/York Factory/Tataskweyak/Split Lake, 11 in Island Lake, 10 in Thompson/Mystery Lake and five in The Pas/Opaskwayak/Kelsey.

83 Manitobans are in hospital due to COVID-19, including 20 in intensive care. The total number of hospitalizations includes 16 from Northern Manitoba, four of whom are in intensive care.

The provincial five-day test positivity rate on Monday was 3.9 per cent.

61 per cent of active COVID-19 cases in Manitoba affect people who are unvaccinated, while 32 per cent are in people who are fully vaccinated. 76 per cent of patients in hospital with active infections are unvaccinated, compared to 21 per cent who are fully vaccinated. 69 per cent of intensive care patients with active infections are unvaccinated while 31 per cent are fully vaccinated.

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