Recent COVID-19 deaths confirmed in Flin Flon, Creighton

Man in his 70s from Flin Flon district confirmed as COVID-19 death by province, recent Creighton death confirmed

For the third time during the pandemic, a person living in the health district covering Flin Flon has died from COVID-19.

Provincial data shows that a third death had been added to the case totals for the Flin Flon/Snow Lake/Cranberry Portage/Sherridon district, the first confirmed death from COVID-19 in the area since February. The June 3 provincial government COVID-19 update showed only one death in the NHR Thursday, listed as a man in his 70s from the Flin Flon district.

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In addition to the Flin Flon death, The Reminder has learned that another death, originally marked in the far north east health zone in Saskatchewan provincial health data, was also reported in a resident of Creighton. No further details have been confirmed as to the identity, age or gender of the deceased.

The last death in the far north east health zone was reported May 18 and was reported in a man in his 70s. No further information or identifying characteristics were announced.

The Flin Flon area saw its first COVID-19 death Dec. 7, 2020 - a man in his 90s - with a second reported Feb. 8 - according to provincial data, an unidentified woman in her 50s.

A total of 53 northern Manitoba residents, along with 179 northern Saskatchewan residents, have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. A total of 14 active cases of COVID-19 remain active in the Flin Flon/Snow Lake/Cranberry Portage/Sherridon district, with one case now active in the far north east 2 Saskatchewan district, which includes Creighton. Denare Beach, Pelican Narrows and Sandy Bay.

As of May 3, the Northern Health Region (NHR) had 230 active cases of COVID-19, including 23 new cases May 3 - two of which were in the Flin Flon district. The most cases were reported in the Bunibonibee/Oxford House/Manto Sipi/Gods River/Gods Lake and The Pas/OCN/Kelsey districts, with both areas reporting four new COVID-19 cases overnight. 

COVID-19 cases continue to spread in southern Manitoba, where the vast majority of the 355 net new cases found province-wide are located. No new outbreaks or possible public exposures to COVID-19 were announced in the NHR by the provincial government June 3.

For full district-by-district COVID-19 northern case data, see below.

Cases by northern district (Manitoba) active cases recoveries deaths total cases
Bay Line 4 60 0 64
Bunibonibee/Oxford House/Manto Sipi/Gods River/Gods Lake 24 469 6 499
Churchill (covered by Winnipeg Regional Health Authority) 0 1 0 1
Cross Lake/Pimicikamak 21 710 8 739
Flin Flon/Snow Lake/Cranberry Portage/Sherridon 14 205 3 222
Gillam/Fox Lake 0 87 0 87
Grand Rapids/Misipawistik/Moose Lake/Mosakahiken/Easterville/Chemawawin 11 637 7 655
Island Lake 53 1681 8 1742
Lynn Lake/Marcel Colomb/Leaf Rapids/O-Pipon-Na-Piwin/Granville Lake 3 343 3 349
Nelson House/Nisichawayasihk 3 47 0 50
Norway House 3 53 0 56
Pukatawagan/Mathias Colomb 10 432 2 444
Sayisi Dene/Tadoule/Barren Lands/Brochet/Northlands/Lac Brochet 8 27 1 36
Shamattawa/York Factory/Tataskweyak/Split Lake 12 495 2 509
The Pas/Opaskwayak/Kelsey 53 570 10 633
Thompson/Mystery Lake 1 975 3 979
Unknown district 10 303 0 313
Case totals as of June 3 230 7095 53 7378

 

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