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Severe COVID-19 outcomes have gone down in Manitoba

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Manitoba kids between the ages of five and 11 are now eligible for a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. – Aug 24, 2022

After weeks on the upswing, severe outcomes from COVID-19 have gone down in Manitoba.

From Aug. 14 to 20 the province said 60 people were taken to hospital, which is down from 72 the week before.

Eight of those people had to go to the intensive care unit, down from 19.

Read more: Severe COVID-19 outcomes on the rise in Manitoba, health officials say

However, the number of deaths as a result of the virus is up with nine compared with two last week. This puts the provincial death toll at 2,105.

Additionally, there were five outbreaks of the virus in long-term care homes reported.

As of Aug. 16, wastewater surveillance data still shows ongoing activity of COVID-19 in Winnipeg.

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