Another northern Manitoba resident has died from COVID-19 - the fifth person to have died from the disease in the region.
Provincial health data released Saturday included news of the death, reported as a man in his 60s from the Grand Rapids/Misipawistik/Moose Lake/Mosakahiken/Easterville/Chemawawin health district. The man is the first person to have died from COVID-19 in the district, which is the site of growing community spread on Mosakahiken Cree Nation.
The district has 84 active cases of COVID-19 according to the latest provincial data, the second highest of any district in the province. The only northern district with more cases currently is the nearby The Pas/OCN/Kelsey district, which has now cleared 300 total COVID-19 cases - 184 cases remain active, with 119 recoveries and two deaths due to COVID-19.
Within northern Manitoba, 411 people have active cases of COVID-19 - 410 cases are in the Northern Health Region (NHR) and one case is in Churchill, where health is administered by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. The region has reported 707 total cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with the province reporting five deaths from COVID-19.
Four more people have tested positive in Island Lake, where 40 people have active COVID-19 cases.
Another new case was found in the Flin Flon/Snow Lake/Cranberry Portage/Sherridon district. The district now has two active cases, with six confirmed recoveries. The whereabouts of the new case within the district are not yet known.
The news in the north is not all bad. Active cases actually went down in both The Pas/OCN/Kelsey and Cross Lake/Pimicikamak Saturday, with The Pas district going from 190 active cases Friday to 184 cases Saturday and Cross Lake going from 67 active cases Friday to 52 Saturday. Active cases in Thompson stayed pat at 15, as well as "unknown district" cases and cases within the Shamattawa/York Factory/Tataskweyak/Split Lake district , which stayed the same at 10 and 11 respectively.
No new outbreaks or public exposures were reported within the north.
Province-wide, Manitoba reported 10 deaths from COVID-19 Nov. 21, including the new northern death. Most of the remaining deaths were found in Winnipeg, including a man in his 30s. Of the 10 deaths, seven are directly connected to outbreaks at health facilities and seniors' homes. Winnipeg reported 218 of the province's 385 new net cases Nov. 21. Throughout Manitoba, 8,012 people now have COVID-19; 13,304 people have had the disease since the pandemic began, of which 217 have died.
Province-wide, 276 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 - 45 of those people are in intensive care. In the past five days, 13.8 per cent of all Manitobans who have been tested for COVID-19 have tested positive.
Health officials continue to advise the public to stay home, leave only for essential purposes, wear masks in public spaces where social distancing cannot always be done, distance when possible, stay home when sick, avoid crowded spaces and socializing with people outside of the household.
|Cases by northern Manitoba district||active cases||recoveries||deaths||total cases|
|Bunibonibee/Oxford House/Manto Sipi/Gods River/Gods Lake||1||5||1||7|
|Churchill (covered by Winnipeg Regional Health Authority)||1||0||0||1|
|Flin Flon/Snow Lake/Cranberry Portage/Sherridon||2||6||0||8|
|Grand Rapids/Misipawistik/Moose Lake/Mosakahiken/Easterville/Chemawawin||84||12||1||97|
|Lynn Lake/Marcel Colomb/Leaf Rapids/O-Pipon-Na-Piwin/Granville Lake||3||5||0||8|
|Sayisi Dene/Tadoule/Barren Lands/Brochet/Northlands/Lac Brochet||3||2||0||5|
|Shamattawa/York Factory/Tataskweyak/Split Lake||11||11||0||22|
|Case totals as of Nov. 21||411||291||5||707|