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Over 50 new COVID cases in Manitoba Sept. 9

Seven new infections reported in the province’s north.
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Manitoba reported 54 new COVID-19 infections Sept. 9, including seven in the province's north. 35 of the new cases are in people who are not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Manitoba reported 54 new cases of COVID-19 Sept. 9 and 52 the previous day.

Thirty-five of the new cases were among people who are not fully vaccinated (29 unvaccinated and six partially vaccinated) while the other 19 new infections are in fully vaccinated people.

Seven of Thursday’s cases were in the province’s north and four of those cases were among people who are not fully vaccinated. There were six new cases in the region on Wednesday. 

As of Sept. 9, 58 per cent of active COVID infections in Manitoba were in unvaccinated people, while 31 per cent were in fully vaccinated people and 11 per cent in partially vaccinated people. 80 per cent of people in hospital and in intensive care are unvaccinated compared to 11 per cent in hospital who are fully vaccinated and nine per cent who are partially vaccinated. 20 per cent of intensive care admissions are among partially vaccinated people. There were no fully vaccinated people in intensive care on Thursday.

Overall, 77 Manitobans were hospitalized due to COVID-19 Sept. 9, 16 of them in intensive care.

Seven of those in hospital and two of those in intensive care are northern residents.

The Island Lake health district leads the northern region with 50 active cases, followed by The Pas/Opaskwayak/Kelsey with 22, Flin Flon/Snow Lake/Cranberry/Sherridon with six and Pukatawagan/Mathias Colomb and Thompson/Mystery Lake with three active cases each. There are also three active cases from unknown districts.

Manitoba’s five-day test positivity rate on Thursday was 2.6 per cent and one new death resulting from COVID-19 was announced, the 1,199th such death in the province since the pandemic began.