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Manitoba reports death of man in 30s from COVID-19 and 56 new cases Thursday

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Manitoba reported 56 new COVID-19 cases and one death on Thursday.

A man in his 30s from the Southern Health area is the most recent death from the sickness, bringing the entire quantity of Manitobans who’ve died of COVID-19 for the reason that pandemic started to 1,167, the province mentioned in a information launch.

Of the 56 new cases, 22 are in the Winnipeg well being area, 14 are in the Interlake–Eastern well being area and 13 are in the Southern Health area.

Single-digit will increase in cases had been reported in the Northern Health Region (4) and Prairie Mountain Health area (three).

There are 105 Manitobans in hospital with COVID-19 — the identical quantity as on Wednesday — however the quantity of individuals in intensive care dipped to twenty-eight from 29.

Manitoba’s five-day take a look at positivity charge has dropped to three.3 per cent, down from 3.5 per cent on Wednesday. Winnipeg’s charge is now 2.8 per cent, down from 2.9 per cent.

Sharp drop in energetic variant cases

The whole quantity of COVID-19 cases recognized as stemming from a coronavirus variant of concern for the reason that begin of the pandemic is now 16,431, a rise of 46, in accordance with the province’s variant of concern dashboard.

But the quantity of energetic variant cases plummeted from 595 on Wednesday to 285 on Thursday.

No new deaths linked to variant cases have been reported.

The majority of energetic cases involving variants of concern — 151 — are related with an as-yet-unspecified variant.

There are 85 cases linked to the B.1.1.7, or alpha, variant, 46 of the B.1617.2 (delta) variant, two of the P.1 variant, and one B.1.351 variant.

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