Manitoba announced almost 400 new COVID-19 cases over three days Nov. 15, with 157 new cases today, 102 on Sunday and 140 on Saturday.
81 of Monday's new coronavirus infections affect people who have not been fully vaccinated against the virus, the provincial government said.
31 of Monday’s new cases were in the north, 13 of them affecting people who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. These cases were confirmed by laboratory testing on Sunday, Over the previous two days, 37 new cases in the north were confirmed by lab testing: one on Saturday and 36 on Friday.
There are more than 300 active coronavirus infections among northern residents, including 160 in the Norway House health district, 57 in the Pukatawagan/Mathias Colomb health district, 44 in the Island Lake health district and six in the Bay Line health district. All those districts have more active infections Nov. 15 than they did last Friday, with Island Lake having gone from nine active cases Nov. 12 to 44 on Monday.
Four more Manitobans have died as a result of their infections, the province said, making the total number of deaths since the pandemic began 1,273.
There are 146 Manitobans in hospital as a result of COVID-19, including 31 people in intensive care. 10 northerners are in hospital due to the virus, one of them in intensive care.
The five-day test positivity rate Nov. 15 was 5.9 per cent.
Just over half of active infections and patients in hospital with active cases are unvaccinated (52 and 54 per cent, respectively) while 88 per cent of intensive care patients with active infections are unvaccinated, the provincial government says.