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Fourth COVID-19 death reported in Flin Flon/Snow Lake/Cranberry Portage/Sherridon district

According to Manitoba health data, a person from the Flin Flon/Snow Lake/Cranberry Portage/Sherridon health district has died from COVID-19.
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According to Manitoba health data, a person from the Flin Flon/Snow Lake/Cranberry Portage/Sherridon health district has died from COVID-19.

News of the death came from a Nov. 1 data update and provincial COVID-19 news release. The person is only identified in a provincial release as a female in her 70s located within the Northern Health Region (NHR) - she was listed in health data as a resident of the Flin Flon zone.

The woman is the fourth person from the Flin Flon/Snow Lake/Cranberry Portage/Sherridon district to have died from COVID-19 during the pandemic and the first person to have died from COVID-19 in the district for almost six months.

The first person in the health district to be reported to have died from COVID-19 was reported almost a year ago, on Dec. 7, 2020 - health data showed the victim was a man in his 90s. A second death, this time an unidentified woman in her 50s, was reported Feb. 8. The third person to die from COVID-19 in the district died in June, with health data showing the person was a man in his 70s.

No further information about the deceased was released.

The woman’s death is a sad note after a month of few new cases in the Flin Flon district, where one case is listed as active as of Nov. 2. The district has sat at either zero or one case continuously for weeks. A total of 492 people in the NHR are listed as having COVID-19, with most of those people located in the Norway House (241 people) and Pukatawagan/Mathias Colomb Cree Nation (143 people) districts.

Throughout Manitoba, 1,345 people have active COVID-19 cases, 106 people are in hospital due to COVID-19 and 23 people are in intensive care due to COVID-19. Those numbers include 15 people from the NHR in hospital and three people requiring ICU service.