One additional death from Covid-19 in Manitoba July 15

41 new cases in Manitoba Thursday, July 15, Manitoba now at 973 active cases

July 15, 2021, 1:10 pm


Public health officials advise one new death in a person with COVID-19 is being reported today:
• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.4 per cent provincially and 3.1 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 42 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, one case has been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 41 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 57,028.

Of the 42 cases reported today, the COVID-19 data shows:
• 18 new cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• two new cases in the Northern health region;
• five new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• three new cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 14 new cases in the Winnipeg health region.

There are currently 314 active cases in the Winnipeg region, 142 active cases in the Southern Health Region, 241 cases in the Interlake Eastern Health Region, 205 in the Northern Health Region, and 71 in the Prairie Mountain Health Region, which includes Brandon and all of southwest Manitoba. In the Souris River District within Prairie Mountain, which includes the Elkhorn, Virden, Reston, and Melita areas, there are currently 0 active cases.

The data also shows:
• 973 active cases and 54,891 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 128 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces including:
• 43 people in hospital in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 83 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious, amounting to a total of 126 hospitalizations;
• a total of 31 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including:
• nine people in intensive care units in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 20 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, amounting to a total of 29 ICU patients in Manitoba; and
• two Manitoba patients in intensive care units outside the province, all of whom are in Ontario;
• 43 patients previously receiving care in an out-of-province ICU have now been returned to Manitoba hospitals for further care; and
• no COVID-19 patients were transported out of province for care yesterday;
• 1,596 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 851,231; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,164.

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