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Number of COVID-19 deaths in Manitoba continues to rise

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It's been a grim start to 2022 as January marks the third deadliest month for COVID-19 in Manitoba since the start of the pandemic, according to provincial numbers. Marney Blunt reports. – Jan 31, 2022

The number of deaths among Manitobans with COVID-19 continues to rise.

That includes 15 more people who died over the weekend, including 10 on Monday, bringing the province’s death toll to 1,562.

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On Monday, Manitoba public health officials reported 735 hospitalizations and 56 intensive care patients at the start of a new week.

The provincial dashboard shows roughly 14.5 per cent of Manitobans have not received a dose of the vaccine, while over a million in the province have at least two.

According to the province, those who are not fully vaccinated are now seven times more likely to need intensive care and five times more likely to die from the virus.

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