1,757 new cases of COVID-19, 2 deaths reported in Manitoba on Tuesday

Manitoba reports 1,757 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths on the provincial coronavirus data dashboard on Tuesday.

Most of the new cases are in the Winnipeg health region, with 1,350.

There are also 152 new cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region, 122 in the Southern Health region, 73 in the Prairie Mountain Health region and 60 in the Northern Health Region.

The provincial government did not issue a news release on Tuesday with details about the latest cases and deaths, so no information is available regarding the sex or age of people who died.

There have been 1,400 deaths related to COVID-19 in Manitoba. There are 17,076 active cases and 68,787 people have recovered from the virus, the dashboard says.

breakdown of the latest cases by vaccination status can be viewed on an interactive chart on the government website.

A total of 251 people are in Manitoba hospitals with COVID-19, up from 228 on Monday, with 32 of them in intensive care units.

As of midnight, there were a total of 94 COVID and non-COVID patients in intensive care, a Shared Health spokesperson said. The critical care program’s normal, pre-COVID baseline capacity was 72 patients.

The five-day test positivity rate is 39.5 per cent provincially, up from 37.9 per cent on Monday. There is no update for the rate in Winnipeg, which was 32.2 per cent on Friday.

On Monday, 4,424 COVID-19 tests were done.

As of Tuesday, 84.3 per cent of eligible Manitobans have received one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, 77.2 per cent have two doses and 25.3 per cent have received their third shot, the provincial vaccine dashboard says.

The total number of doses administered in the province is now at 2,503,371 with 6,843 more scheduled to be given on Tuesday.

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