Manitoba reports four new COVID-19 deaths Friday

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Four more Manitobans with COVID-19 have died, the province reported Friday.

Public health officials said the new deaths are three women from the Winnipeg region including one in her 30s, and a woman from the Prairie Mountain Health region.

All four have been linked to variants of concern.

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As of 9:30 a.m. Friday, the net-new number of virus cases is 183, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 55,098.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 8.3 per cent provincially and 8.3 per cent in Winnipeg.

There are currently a total of 60 intensive care patients in Manitoba with COVID-19, 23 of whom are no longer infectious but still require critical care.

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A further 20 Manitobans are in ICU care outside of the province — 19 in Ontario and one in Alberta.

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