The good news: only seven new cases of COVID-19 were announced in the Northern Health Region (NHR) Tuesday. The bad news: three of those cases were found in the district containing Flin Flon.
The Flin Flon/Snow Lake/Cranberry Portage/Sherridon district is now up to 13 active COVID-19 cases, up from 11 reported Monday. One person who had previously tested positive for COVID-19 in the district has been marked as recovered. More cases were reported in the district than in any other NHR health district May 4.
No outbreaks or possible public exposures to COVID-19 in the Flin Flon district have been announced by provincial health officials, nor have any variant of concern COVID-19 cases.
Elsewhere in northern Manitoba, two cases were discovered in Cross Lake/Pimicikamak, while another case was found in the remote Bunibonibee/Oxford House/Manto Sipi/Gods River/Gods Lake district. There are currently 426 COVID-19 cases listed as "active" in northern Manitoba.
While things are slowing down on the case front in the north, things are picking up in Winnipeg, where 212 of the 290 net new cases reported in Manitoba May 4 were found. One person died in the city, a man in his 40s whose death is considered linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern.
|Cases by northern district (Manitoba)||active cases||recoveries||deaths||total cases|
|Bunibonibee/Oxford House/Manto Sipi/Gods River/Gods Lake||54||416||6||476|
|Churchill (covered by Winnipeg Regional Health Authority)||0||0||0||0|
|Flin Flon/Snow Lake/Cranberry Portage/Sherridon||13||140||2||155|
|Grand Rapids/Misipawistik/Moose Lake/Mosakahiken/Easterville/Chemawawin||7||551||7||565|
|Lynn Lake/Marcel Colomb/Leaf Rapids/O-Pipon-Na-Piwin/Granville Lake||0||344||3||347|
|Sayisi Dene/Tadoule/Barren Lands/Brochet/Northlands/Lac Brochet||1||25||1||27|
|Shamattawa/York Factory/Tataskweyak/Split Lake||20||477||2||499|
|Case totals as of May 4||426||6361||48||6835|