Active northern COVID-19 cases drop in Manitoba, recoveries found in Thompson, Gillam

Northern COVID-19 cases in both Manitoba and Saskatchewan dropped in several regions Tuesday.

Manitoba reported a total of 68 net new cases Feb. 23, one of the province's lowest numbers in months. Of those cases, 21 were found in the Northern Health Region (NHR), including 11 cases in the Cross Lake/Pimicikamak district. Three cases each were reported in the Bay Line, Grand Rapids/Misipawistik/Moose Lake/Mosakahiken/Easterville/Chemawawin and Island Lake districts. 

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Overall though, case loads saw a dip Tuesday, going from 595 active cases Monday to 586 active Tuesday. The dip is largely due to a series of recoveries reported in the Thompson/Mystery Lake district, which saw its active case load drop from 65 to 57 cases in one day. The Gillam/Fox Lake district also dropped, going from seven cases Monday to three Tuesday. Six separate districts have active COVID-19 cases in the single digits.

The Flin Flon/Snow Lake/Cranberry Portage/Sherridon and Pukatawagan/Mathias Colomb districts remain COVID-19 free, with no active cases reported in either area. No other NHR districts have no active cases as of Feb. 23

Across the border in Saskatchewan, cases are increasing in the far north east health zone, particularly in the part of the zone that covers Creighton, Denare Beach, Pelican Narrows and Sandy Bay.

Ten new cases - part of 122 total new cases reported in the province - were found in the far north east 2 health zone, bringing the zone up to 62 total cases. Almost all of the cases are within Pelican Narrows, which has 53 confirmed active cases as of Feb. 22.

For more information about cases in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan districts, see below.

Cases by northern district (Manitoba) active cases recoveries deaths total cases
Bay Line 9 42 0 51
Bunibonibee/Oxford House/Manto Sipi/Gods River/Gods Lake 19 324 4 347
Churchill (covered by Winnipeg Regional Health Authority) 0 0 0 0
Cross Lake/Pimicikamak 217 250 1 468
Flin Flon/Snow Lake/Cranberry Portage/Sherridon 0 64 2 66
Gillam/Fox Lake 3 84 0 87
Grand Rapids/Misipawistik/Moose Lake/Mosakahiken/Easterville/Chemawawin 3 336 5 344
Island Lake 185 873 6 1064
Lynn Lake/Marcel Colomb/Leaf Rapids/O-Pipon-Na-Piwin/Granville Lake 36 310 3 349
Nelson House/Nisichawayasihk 6 37 0 43
Norway House 2 48 0 50
Pukatawagan/Mathias Colomb 0 16 0 16
Sayisi Dene/Tadoule/Barren Lands/Brochet/Northlands/Lac Brochet 1 21 0 22
Shamattawa/York Factory/Tataskweyak/Split Lake 34 406 2 442
The Pas/Opaskwayak/Kelsey 13 482 9 504
Thompson/Mystery Lake 57 734 1 792
Unknown district 1 113 0 114
Case totals as of Feb. 23 586 4140 33 4759
Cases by northern district (Saskatchewan) active cases recoveries deaths total cases
Far north east 99 1580 11 1690
Far north west 119 1745 24 1888
Far north central 47 280 2 329
North east 51 1068 10 1129
North west 162 2712 43 2917
North central 102 3046 44 3192
Case totals as of Feb. 23 580 10431 134 11145


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