Active COVID-19 cases drop in Flin Flon district, three new cases, Thompson and Lynn Lake lead way

New cases and new recoveries - that was the theme for Flin Flon and the rest of the north Friday, where 64 cases were found throughout the Northern Health Region but almost as many people have recovered from the disease.

The total number of active cases in the Flin Flon/Snow Lake/Cranberry Portage/Sherridon district has dropped from 20 Thursday to 17 Friday, thanks to six people who tested positive for COVID-19 now being marked as recovered. Three new cases of COVID-19 were reported Jan. 22, offsetting some recoveries but still leading to a net drop in overall active cases in Flin Flon.

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Throughout the north, cases continued to grow, with the highest number of new cases reported in the Thompson/Mystery Lake and Lynn Lake/Marcel Colomb/Leaf Rapids/O-Pipon-Na-Piwin/Granville Lake districts. Seventeen new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Thompson district, pushing active cases in the region up to 85, while 14 new cases in the Lynn Lake region pushed the region's active cases to 98, despite a big jump in the number of people recovering in the district.

The majority of cases in northern Manitoba are still tied to outbreaks in remote Indigenous communities, but larger centres, including The Pas/OCN, Cross Lake, Thompson, Flin Flon and Norway House still have per-capita case loads well over the provincial average. Manitoba has a provincial average of 83 active cases per 100,000 people, but all five of those northern communities are at least three times higher than that mark. Four of them - Flin Flon being the sole exception - are more than four times higher than the average. Cross Lake/Pimickamak has 886 active cases per 100,000 people and The Pas/OCN has 779 active cases per 100,000 people - ten and nine times higher than the provincial average respectively.

Throughout Manitoba, the province reported 171 net new cases and two further deaths, both in southern communities. Manitoba now has 3,261 active COVID-19 cases and 274 people hospitalized due to the disease, including 39 people in ICU.


Manitoba's western neighbour continues to see its case load grow, but active cases in the health district including Creighton and Denare Beach are dropping.

Saskatchewan announced eight new deaths from COVID-19 and 312 new COVID-19 cases province-wide, including 14 new cases in the far north east health zone. Two of those new cases were reported in the zone including Creighton, Denare Beach, Pelican Narrows, Sandy Bay and other communities near Flin Flon - the far north east 2 zone. There are currently 47 active cases in the zone, 17 of which are confirmed by the Angelique Canada Health Centre to be in Pelican Narrows. No further active cases have been reported at the Jonah Sewap Memorial Health Centre in Deschambault Lake.

Cases by northern Manitoba district active cases recoveries deaths total cases
Bay Line 3 26 0 29
Bunibonibee/Oxford House/Manto Sipi/Gods River/Gods Lake 173 104 5 282
Churchill (covered by Winnipeg Regional Health Authority) 0 1 0 1
Cross Lake/Pimicikamak 80 118 1 199
Flin Flon/Snow Lake/Cranberry Portage/Sherridon 17 45 1 63
Gillam/Fox Lake 16 14 0 30
Grand Rapids/Misipawistik/Moose Lake/Mosakahiken/Easterville/Chemawawin 42 190 5 237
Island Lake 557 93 6 656
Lynn Lake/Marcel Colomb/Leaf Rapids/O-Pipon-Na-Piwin/Granville Lake 98 164 3 265
Nelson House/Nisichawayasihk 6 13 0 19
Norway House 37 10 0 47
Pukatawagan/Mathias Colomb 8 7 0 15
Sayisi Dene/Tadoule/Barren Lands/Brochet/Northlands/Lac Brochet 5 16 0 21
Shamattawa/York Factory/Tataskweyak/Split Lake 359 38 1 398
The Pas/Opaskwayak/Kelsey 68 376 7 451
Thompson/Mystery Lake 85 358 0 443
Unknown district 7 82 0 89
Case totals as of Jan. 22 1561 1655 29 3245
Manitoba communities with populations of 4,000+ people 2016 census population health district region active cases Pop/100,000 active cases per 100,000
Cross Lake 9033 Cross Lake/Pimicikamak NHR 80 0.09033 885.64
The Pas (and OCN) 8726 The Pas/OCN/Kelsey NHR 68 0.08726 779.28
Norway House 4927 Norway House NHR 37 0.04927 750.96
Thompson 13678 Thompson/Mystery Lake NHR 85 0.13678 621.44
Flin Flon 4982 FF/SL/CP/Sherridon NHR 17 0.04982 341.23
Altona 4212 Altona SH/SS 11 0.04212 261.16
Niverville 4610 Niverville/Ritchot SH/SS 11 0.0461 238.61
Winnipeg 705244 Winnipeg WRHA 937 7.05244 132.86
Brandon 48859 Brandon PMH 59 0.48859 120.76
Portage la Prairie 13304 City of PlP SH/SS 15 0.13304 112.75
Oakbank 4604 Springfield IERHA 5 0.04604 108.60
Stonewall 4809 Stonewall/Teulon IERHA 5 0.04809 103.97
Winkler 12591 Winkler SH/SS 9 0.12591 71.48
Morden 8668 Morden SH/SS 5 0.08668 57.68
Steinbach 15829 Steinbach SH/SS 9 0.15829 56.86
Dauphin 8457 Dauphin PMH 4 0.08457 47.30
Selkirk 10278 Selkirk IERHA 1 0.10278 9.73
Neepawa 4609 Whitemud PMH 0 0.04609 0.00
Swan River 4014 Swan River PMH 0 0.04014 0.00


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