No new COVID cases in the north July 14 for the first time in nine months

Northern Manitoba reported no new cases of COVID-19 July 14, the first time that has happened since Thanksgiving weekend last October, at the start of the pandemic’s second wave.

The previous lowest number of daily cases for the region this year came July 10, when there was one positive test in the north. 

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Across the province, 53 new infections were reported on Wednesday, including 31 in Winnipeg, 11 in the southern health region, 10 in the Interlake-Eastern health region and one in the Prairie Mountain health region. Nine previously announced cases were also removed form the provincial total due to data corrections for a net daily increase of 44.

The five-day test positivity rate July 14 was four per cent provincewide.

There are still 129 people in Manitoba hospitals as a result of their infections, 31 of them in intensive care. The number of northerners in hospital dropped by three from yesterday to a total of five patients, one of whom is in intensive care. There are also two Manitobans in intensive care units in Ontario as a result of COVID infections.

No new deaths related to the virus were announced Wednesday.

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