New northern COVID cases slightly outpace number of new recoveries on Tuesday

Manitoba reported another relatively low number of new daily COVID-19 cases Jan. 5, with 130 more positive tests added to the total.

Seven more people also died as a result of their COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of deaths since the pandemic began last spring to 695.

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1,264 tests for the virus were completed on Monday and the provincial test positivity rate remains at 10.7 per cent.

Nineteen new cases were reported in the Northern Regional Health Authority, including five new cases each in the Northern and Norway House health districts, three in the Bay Line health district, and two each in the Bunibonibee/Oxford House/Manto Sipi/God’s River/God’s Lake and Lynn/Marcel Colomb/Leaf/South Indian Lake/Granville health districts. One new case was reported in Thompson. Due to recoveries, however, the number of active cases in the NRHA only increased by three from Monday’s total to 971.

The number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Manitoba is 339, down one from yesterday, with 96 of those patients no longer considered infectious. The hospitalizations include 40 intensive care patients in total, 35 of whom have active cases of COVID-19. The number of northerners hospitalized remained at 24, three of whom are no longer considered infectious, though the number in intensive care went up one from Monday to five.

The COVID-19 outbreak at Northern Lights Manor in Flin Flon has been declared over.

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