North’s total COVID-19 case count rises by three July 21

Manitoba reported 44 new cases of COVID-19 July 21 and removed 11 previously announced cases due to data corrections for a net increase of 33 cases from yesterday.

Sixteen of the cases were in Winnipeg, 12 were in the Interlake-Eastern health region, 11 in the southern region, three were in the north and two were in the Prairie Mountain health region.

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The north actually reported five new cases – including two in The Pas/Opaskwyak/Kelsey health district and one each in the Shamattawa/York Factory/Tataskweyak/Split Lake, Cross Lake/Pimicakamak and Sayisi Dene/Tadoule./Barren Lands/Brochet/Northlands/Lac Brochet health districts. The region’s total only increased by three because previously two previously reported cases were removed, according to data on the provincial government’s COVID-19 website.

One more Manitoban has died as a result of the virus, taking the total number of deaths in the province since the pandemic began to 1,166.

There are 105 Manitobans in hospital due to COVID-19, including 29 in intensive care. Four of those in hospital are from the north and one of them is in intensive care.

The five-day test positivity rate July 21 was 3.5 per cent.

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