WINNIPEG — Manitoba reported 560 new cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 43,700. The number also sets a new daily high for single-day cases. The previous record was 546 cases on November 23, 2020.
Three additional deaths were also reported:
• A woman in her 60s from Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern
• A woman in his 70s from Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern
• A man in his 70s from Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern
Health officials say there are 4,046 active cases, 38,652 people have recovered, and 183 people are in the hospital with active COVID-19 cases, including 49 in the intensive care unit. The death toll in the province is 1,002.
Thursday’s cases include:
• 38 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region
• 27 cases in the Northern health region
• 34 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
• 30 cases in the Southern Health region
• 431 cases in the Winnipeg health region
4,767 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 710,248.
Premier Brian Pallister says the numbers should improve soon as a result of public health orders that were toughened two weeks ago.
He says it’s important for people to continue following restrictions even though more vaccines are being given.
Further information on COVID-19 can be found at Manitoba.ca/covid19.
— With files from The Canadian Press