Thirty new northern Man. cases, new case in Flin Flon/Snow Lake district, 10 new deaths reported

Ten more Manitoba deaths, 30 new northern cases, 494 new cases province-wide and another case in the Flin Flon/Snow Lake/Cranberry Portage/Sherridon district. Sunday did not bring good news for Manitoba on the COVID-19 front.

The 10 reported deaths date back as far as Nov. 3 and include seven more deaths at the Maples long-term care home, all in people in their 80s or older. The other three deaths were a woman in her 80s from Winnipeg, another woman in her 70s from Southern Health-Sante Sud and a man over 100 who was tied to an outbreak at the Seine River seniors facility in Winnipeg.

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In the past five days, 12.4 per cent of all COVID-19 tests in Manitoba have come up as positive. Throughout the province, 6,715 cases are active, while 4,070 people have had COVID-19 and have recovered. Manitoba also has 220 people in hospital with COVID-19, including 41 people now in intensive care with the disease. Since the pandemic began, 162 Manitobans have died, the vast majority of whom have died since Oct. 1.

Within the north, 30 more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 throughout the region. The health districts within the region with the most active cases are the The Pas/Kelsey/OCN district (145 cases active, 84 recoveries and one death), Cross Lake/Pimicikamak (67 active cases, 11 recoveries), Grand Rapids/Misipawistik/Moose Lake/Mosakahiken/Easterville/Chemawawin (34 active cases, five recoveries) and Island Lake (19 active cases, one recovery, one death).

A new case was found in the Flin Flon/Snow Lake/Cranberry Portage/Sherridon district. It is unknown where in the region the case is located. Recent cases within the region have been confined to Snow Lake. A case was confirmed in Snow Lake at Hudbay's Lalor mine and Outland worker camp, but that case was not found in a resident of the region - the person is now self-isolating in a different province. There are currently two active cases of COVID-19 within the district.

Eight people are in hospital in northern Manitoba with COVID-19. No new outbreaks or public exposures were listed in the region Sunday.

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