Five new COVID-19 deaths in Manitoba Thursday as ICU volumes spike

Manitoba reported another five deaths related to COVID-19 on Thursday, amid falling hospitalizations but rising ICU volumes.

The provincial death toll associated with the pandemic now stands at 1,668.

Hospitalizations continued their drop from an early-February peak, with 524 Manitobans now in hospital because of, or with, the virus – 19 fewer than Wednesday.

However, the number of people receiving intensive care jumped by three, to 32.

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Additionally, seven more people are in Manitoba’s ICUs overall in the past 24 hours.

However, more than two thousand Manitobans rolled up their sleeves for a COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday:

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