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8 more deaths due to COVID-19 are being reported in Manitoba

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: January 12, 2021 12:53

22 new cases in Prairie Mountain Health

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The province is reporting eight more deaths due to COVID-19, increasing the toll to 748. 

The deaths include; 

- a woman in her 80s from the Interlake-Eastern health region;  
-·a man in his 50s from the Northern health region; 
- a woman in her 70s from Prairie Mountain Health and linked to the outbreak at the McCreary/Alonsa Health Centre; 
- a man in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Southeast Personal Care Home;  
- a man in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region;  
- a man in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region;  
- a woman in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg; and  
- a woman in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Bethania Mennonite Personal Care Home.

Health officials also announced 92 new cases of the virus, the lowest total posted since October, bringing Manitoba's total to 26,540. 

Of the new cases; eight are in the Southern Health region, nine cases are in the Interlake and Northern Health regions, 22 in Prairie Mountain Health, and 44 in the Winnipeg Health region. 

Across the province 3,100 cases are active, which includes 214 in Prairie Mountain Health and 66 in Brandon. There are also 138 covid patients in hospital, and 21 in intensive care. 

Meanwhile, the province is advising that an outbreak has been declared at St. Paul's Personal Care Home in Dauphin. The site has been moved to the restricted level red on Manitoba's Pandemic Response System.

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