Manitoba reports 116 new COVID-19 cases, 4 additional deaths

Manitoba reported 116 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths Thursday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian

Another four Manitobans with COVID-19 have died and health officials say 116 additional people have fallen ill with the virus.

The latest cases reported on the province’s online COVID-19 dashboard Thursday bring the number of active infections in Manitoba to 1,153.

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The province’s five-day test positivity rate fell half a percentage point to 3.8 per cent, according to the site.

The site shows Manitoba’s COVID-19 death toll up four from Wednesday to 1,244.

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According to data on the site, 67 of Manitoba’s latest infections are among people who had yet to be vaccinated, 11 were partially vaccinated and 38 were fully vaccinated.

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Manitoba has now reported 63,212 COVID-19 cases since March 2020.

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Meanwhile, the province says 82 people are in hospital due to COVID-19, down one from Wednesday, and 24 patients in intensive care units, up to two from the day before.

Health data shows 3,656 tests for COVID-19 were performed Wednesday.

Manitoba reported 130 new COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths linked to the virus Wednesday.

Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

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To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or face coverings are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.

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