Manitoba reports 78 new COVID-19 cases Friday, 115 Thursday, no new deaths

Manitoba public health officials announced a two-day total of 193 new COVID-19 cases on Friday.

That number includes 115 cases recorded Thursday and 78 recorded Friday, a provincial news release says. 

No new deaths have been reported due to the illness. 

This is the first update of the province’s COVID-19 cases since Wednesday due to the observation of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday.

There are currently 92 people in hospital with COVID-19, including 19 in intensive care. 

Manitoba’s current five-day test positivity rate is three per cent, unchanged since Wednesday’s update. The test positivity rate in Winnipeg is 1.3 per cent, up slightly from 1.2 per cent when that number was last reported on Monday.

Over Thursday and Friday, the Southern Health region reported the highest number of new cases, with 61.

The Winnipeg health region reported 47 new cases over the two days, while there were 39 in the Northern Health Region, 34 in Prairie Mountain and 12 in the Interlake-Eastern region.

Of the 78 new cases reported for Friday, 55 were in people not vaccinated at all, six were partially vaccinated and 17 were fully vaccinated. 

Another 227 cases have now been linked to more infectious coronavirus variants of concern, with no new deaths related to variants reported in Friday’s update.

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