Manitoba's daily COVID-19 cases sink to lowest mark since April 6

Manitoba's daily COVID-19 cases sink to lowest mark since April 6

This brings the UK's total number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 4,620,968.

The death was a woman in her 80s from Winnipeg and was part of the outbreak at Seven Oaks General Hospital 3U4-7. Her death is linked to the Alpha variant, first reported in the United Kingdom.

The six Manitobans who have died of COVID-19 include a man in his 30s, a man and woman in their 50s, and a man and a woman in their 60s from Winnipeg and a man in his 70s from the Southern health region.

The five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate has gone from 7.2 per cent in Winnipeg on Sunday to 6.9 on Monday.

According to government data, there were 10,321 more positive tests.

Out of the cases announced Sunday, 42 were identified in Winnipeg, 24 in the Southern Health region, 14 in Interlake-Eastern, eight in the Northern Health region and five in Prairie Mountain.

There are 2,166 active cases and 52,041 individuals have recovered. On Tuesday, there were 226 new patients admitted. Two hundred and fifty Manitobans are now hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces, including 57 ICU patients in Manitoba and 17 receiving intensive care in Ontario and Alberta. Half of those have been attributed to a variant of concern. Of that, 1,426 are active, which was down from Friday's total of 1,501.

On Sunday, 1,568 tests were completed, bringing the total to 816,536 since February 2020.

Roussin and Premier Brian Pallister announced June 10 that if at least 70 per cent of all Manitobans age 12 and older have received their first vaccine dose and 25 per cent have received their second dose by Canada Day, most businesses, services and facilities will be allowed to open at 25 per cent capacity or greater levels.

Due to Pfizer supply issues from the federal government, appointments are not generally available for youth (aged 12-17) at this time, until more Pfizer doses become available.

Pop-up clinics have been scheduled throughout the province in June.

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