Coronavirus Canada Updates: Manitoba reports 3 coronavirus deaths, 157 cases as new travel restrictions start Friday

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Manitoba reports 3 coronavirus deaths, 157 cases as new travel restrictions start Friday
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Manitoba reports 3 coronavirus deaths, 157 cases as new travel restrictions start Friday

Health officials say another three Manitobans have died from COVID-19 and 157 more have been infected with the virus.

The latest deaths are from the Winnipeg area and include a woman in her 30s, a woman in her 50s, as well as a woman in her 80s connected to an outbreak at Concordia Place Personal Care Home.

Health officials said a previously reported death — a woman in her 80s from the Interlake announced Thursday — has been removed from the province’s list of COVID-19 deaths due to reporting error, so the total number of Manitobans with the virus who have died now sits at 823.

Five previously announced cases have also been removed due to what health officials say is a data correction, meaning since March, Manitoba has now recorded 29,280 cases of the virus.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 7.5 per cent provincially and 4.9 per cent in Winnipeg.

Of 157 the new cases reported Friday, 29 are from the Winnipeg Health region, 14 are in the Southern Health region, 24 are from the Prairie Mountain Health region, 81 were found in the Northern Health region, and nine were reported in the Interlake-Eastern Health region.

Provincial data shows there are currently 3,490 active cases across the province.

As of Friday morning health officials said there are 122 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 150 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 272 hospitalizations.

There are 29 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 10 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care for a total of 39 ICU patients.

Health officials say 2,176 tests for COVID-19 were completed Thursday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 473,801.

Travel restrictions now in place

The latest deaths and cases come as travel restrictions requiring anyone who enters Manitoba to self-isolate for 14 days start Friday.

Since last June, only travellers arriving from areas east of Terrace Bay in northern Ontario had been subject to the requirement.

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