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North posts double-digit one-day COVID case increase for first time in two weeks

More than 100 new infections reported in the province Sept. 10, 77 of them in unvaccinated people.
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Manitoba reported 105 new COVID-19 infections on Sept. 10, including 14 in the northern region, which hadn’t had 10 or more new cases reported in a single day for two weeks.

Northern Manitoba recorded its highest single-day number of new COVID-19 infections in two weeks Sept. 10, with 14 new cases of the virus.

The total number of cases in the district on the province’s COVID-19 online dashboard actually rose by 15 since Thursday.

Five of the the new cases were in the Island Lake health district, with four in the Cross Lake/Pimicikamak district and three new cases each in the Flin Flon/Snow Lake/Cranberry/Sherridon and The Pas/Opaskwayak/Kelsey health districts.

Manitoba had 105 new cases overall on Friday. 77 of them were among unvaccinated people, 9 in partially vaccinated people and 19 in fully vaccinated people. 60 per cent of active COVID cases were in unvaccinated people as of Sept. 10.

There are 75 Manitobans in hospital due to COVID-19, including seven northern residents. Fifteen of those in hospital are in intensive care, including two patients from the north. Over 75 per cent of those in hospital and those in intensive care are unvaccinated. No fully vaccinated Manitobans were in intensive care on Friday.

One death was also reported Sept. 10. 1,200 Manitobans have now died as a result of COViD-19 since the pandemic began.

The five-day test positivity rate on Friday was three per cent.