Child under 10 dies of COVID-19 in Manitoba, youngest death

WINNIPEG — Someone under the age of ten from Winnipeg has died due to COVID-19, making them the youngest person to die in the province from the virus.

Announced in the province’s daily COVID-19 bulletin on Saturday, health officials reported 10 new COVID-19 deaths and 487 new cases of the disease.

The deaths include:

  • a child under the age of 10 from the Winnipeg health region
  • a woman in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region
  • a man in his 60s from the Interlake–Eastern health region
  • a man in his 70s from the Prairie Mountain health region and linked to the outbreak at Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home
  • a woman in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Heritage Lodge
  • a woman in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region
  • a woman in her 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
  • a man in his 80s from the Prairie Mountain health region and linked to the outbreak at Fairview Home
  • a woman in her 90s from the Prairie Mountain health region and linked to the outbreak at Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home
  • a man in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Park Manor Care

The COVID-19 death toll in the province now sits at 290.

Along with the 10 new deaths, 487 cases of the virus were announced.

The new cases announced on Saturday include:

  • 23 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region
  • 38 cases in the Northern health region
  • 15 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health regio
  • 104 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
  • 307 cases in the Winnipeg health region

There have been 16,118 COVID-19 cases in Manitoba since early March.

The province currently has 9,024 active cases, and 6,804 people have recovered from the virus.

The current five-day test positivity rate now sits at 14.2 per cent, slightly higher than the test positivity of Winnipeg, which is 13.9 per cent.

There are 327 people in hospital with COVID-19, with 44 of them in intensive care.

On Friday, 2,640 tests were performed, bringing the total to 348,768 since early February.

The province is also urging Manitobans to only leave their homes for essential purposes. If they do leave, they should wear a mask and avoid crowded spaces.

                

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