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251 new cases and six new deaths due to COVID-19 reported in Manitoba

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: June 10, 2021 12:57

17 new cases identified in Prairie Mountain Health

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The province is reporting six new deaths due to COVID-19, increasing the toll to 1,087. 

They include;
- a man in his 60s from Southern Health-Santé Sud health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern;
- a man in his 70s from Interlake-Eastern health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern;
- a woman in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region;
- a man in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern;
- a woman in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern and the outbreak at Beacon Hill Lodge Personal Care Home; and
- a woman in her 90s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region, linked to the outbreak at Carman Memorial Hospital.

Health officials also announced 251 new cases, however, four cases have been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 247 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 53,650.

Of the new cases; 16 are in the Interlake-Eastern health region, 17 in Prairie Mountain health, 35 in Southern health, 41 in the Northern health region, and 142 in the Winnipeg health region. 

In Prairie Mountain Health, 237 cases remain active, 40 of which are in Brandon, and 3,600 cases are active province-wide. There is also a total of 316 covid patients hospitalized in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces, and of those, 94 are in intensive are units. The current five-day test positivity rate decreased slightly to 11.1 per cent provincially, down from 11.5 on Wednesday (June 9). 

Meantime, the total number of variant of concern cases in Manitoba increased to 13,235. Of those, 1,092 have been discovered in Prairie Mountain Health.

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