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New COVID Numbers Remain High in the Northern Region While an Outbreak Has Been Declared at a School in Thompson.

Manitoba public health reported 152 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon bringing the five day test positivity rate to 7.5 percent.  They also reported three additional deaths all in Winnipeg. Of the new cases 81 are in Northern health, 29 in Winnipeg and 24 in Prairie Mountain with lower numbers in other regions. An outbreak has been declared at Wapanohk Community School in Thompson which has been moved into the critical or red zone.  


Medical Lead for the Vaccine Implementation Task Force Dr. Joss Reimer noted all residents of licensed personal care homes who chose to be vaccinated for COVID-19 will receive their first dose by the end of the day tomorrow.  She says they did it in three weeks fully one week ahead of schedule and that is due to the partnership and support they had from all of the teams from the Regional Health Authorities and Personal Care Homes so please accept her huge thank you to everyone who was involved in this incredible effort.


Of the total 29,280 reported cases 3490 are considered active, 24,697 individuals have recovered and 272 are in hospital with 39 in intensive care. 

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