Two new cases identified in Prairie Mountain Health
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The province reported on Wednesday (July 28) three new deaths due to COVID-19, increasing the toll 1,175.
- a woman in her 50s from the Interlake-Eastern health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha) variant of concern;
- a woman in her 70s from the Northern health region, linked to the alpha variant of concern; and
- a man in his 80s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud region linked to an unspecified variant of concern.
Health officials also announced 26 new cases of the virus, bringing Manitoba's total to 57,502.
Of the new cases; zero were in the Northern health region, two were in Prairie Mountain health, three were in Southern health, six were in the Winnipeg health region, and 15 in the Interlake-Eastern health region.
In Prairie Mountain Health, 44 cases remain active, nine of which are in Brandon, and across the province there are 497.
Meantime, 104 covid patients are currently in hospital battling the virus, and 30 in intensive care units. The five-day test positivity rate decreased slightly to 2.5 per cent provincially, down from 2.8 on Wednesday (July 28).
When it comes to variant of concern cases, the total in Manitoba increased to 16,592. Of those, 1,369 have been discovered in Prairie Mountain Health.