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Six coronavirus deaths, 153 new cases reported in Manitoba Wednesday

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Manitoba's medical officer of health and lead on the vaccine implementation taskforce, Dr. Joss Reimer on Wednesday announced a new online "dashboard" that provides information on COVID-19 immunization campaigns across the province and includes the number of those vaccinated, how many doses of vaccine are scheduled to be received and more – Jan 20, 2021

Six people have died and Manitoba is facing 153 new coronavirus cases, public health officials announced Wednesday afternoon.

Acting deputy chief public health officer Dr. Jazz Atwal, along with Dr. Joss Reimer from the province’s COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Task Force, spoke to media from the Manitoba Legislature and said the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 9.5 per cent provincially and 6.7 per cent in Winnipeg.

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Of the six new reported deaths, five were in the Winnipeg health region. Four of those deaths, as well as one in the Prairie Mountain Health Region, were linked to outbreaks at care homes.

The province said Tuesday it’s considering making “modest changes” to current public health orders, including allowing all retail stores to reopen and eliminating the current list of items not allowed to be sold in stores.

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Coronavirus: Manitoba considers loosening some restrictions – Jan 20, 2021

Manitoba’s current tight restrictions on non-essential store openings and public gatherings have been in place since mid-November and are set to expire Friday at midnight.

On Tuesday, the province announced another 111 coronavirus cases and 11 deaths.

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Coronavirus: Manitoba could run out of Pfizer vaccines by Feb. 7 without more supply – Jan 20, 2021
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