Coronavirus Canada Updates: Manitoba reports 1 covid death, 76 new cases today

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Provincial health officials say another Manitoban with COVID-19 has died and 76 new cases have been identified.

The latest victim is a man in his 80s linked to an outbreak at St. Boniface Hospital unit 5B in Winnipeg. Manitoba’s COVID-19 death toll now sits at 876.

The new infections bring the province’s total number of cases reported since March last year to 31,007 after health officials say one previously announced case was removed due to a data correction.

Of the latest cases, 23 were reported in the Winnipeg Health region, two were found in the Southern Health region, two were found in the Prairie Mountain Health region, 44 were reported in the Northern Health region, and five cases came from in the Interlake-Eastern Health region.

Provincial data shows 1,555 cases remain active and 28,576 people have recovered.

There are now 231 people in hospital as a result of novel coronavirus and 28 patients in ICU connected to the virus, according to health officials.

On Wednesday the province said new outbreaks have been declared at Valleyview Care Centre Long Term Care Home in Brandon and Health Science Centre GA5 and St. Boniface Hospital unit A6South, both in Winnipeg.

Outbreaks have ended at at St. Boniface Hospital unit B5 in Winnipeg and Pembina Manitou Health Centre and Personal Care Home in Manitou, the province said.

The five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 5.9 per cent provincially and 4.3 per cent in Winnipeg.

Health officials say 1,143 tests for novel coronavirus were done Tuesday, bringing the total number of tests done across the province since last February to 504,682.

Manitoba announced 167new cases and four additional deaths from the virus on Tuesday, numbers which included data from holiday Monday.

Earlier in the day officials from the province’s vaccination implementation taskforce announced two new large vaccination clinics will open in Selkirk and the Winkler area the first week of March.

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