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Updated COVID stats show that 18 Manitobans with the virus died since March 5

One of 18 coronavirus-positive people who died in the past week was a woman in her 50s from the north. 
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A woman from the north was one of 18 Manitobans with COVID-19 to die in the past week, the provincial government announced March 10.

Manitoba’s weekly update of COVID-19 statistics March 10 showed that 18 people with confirmed cases of the virus died since March 5 and that hospitalizations are decreasing, though the number of ICU admissions increased last week.

One of the deaths announced March 10 was that of a woman in her 50s from the Northern Regional Health Authority. She is the 79th northern resident with COVID-19 to die since the pandemic began. The total number of Manitobans with the disease who have died in the past two years is 1,708.

There are currently 424 patients with COVID-19 in Manitoba hospitals and there were 136 new admissions in the week ending March 9, down about three per cent from the previous week. 21 people with the coronavirus were admitted to intensive care in the past week, a 50 per cent increase from the prior week.

About 10 per cent of those in hospital – 44 – are northern residents and there are five people from the region with the virus in intensive care.

There were 39 new cases detected in the north through limited testing announced March 10 and all northern health districts except Gillam/Fox Lake have cases still listed as active. The Norway House health district has the most active cases. There are 69 known active cases in the Thompson/Mystery Lake health district.

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