Manitoba reviews 1 extra case of coronavirus variant first detected in U.Ok.

Manitoba reviews 1 extra case of coronavirus variant first detected in U.Ok.

One other case of a extra contagious coronavirus variant has been recognized in Manitoba.

The brand new case brings the full variety of confirmed circumstances of the B117 variant within the province to 5, the every day COVID-19 bulletin says, however no additional details about the case was launched.

In whole there are 76 new COVID-19 circumstances and no extra deaths to report on Tuesday, the information launch says.

Of the brand new circumstances, greater than half — 46 — are within the Winnipeg well being area. There are 21 circumstances within the Northern Well being Area, seven within the Interlake-Jap well being area, one within the Prairie Mountain Well being area and none within the Southern Well being area.

The five-day COVID-19 take a look at positivity charge — a rolling common of the variety of exams that come again optimistic — is down barely to 5 per cent provincially and 4.3 per cent in Winnipeg.

There are actually 216  COVID-19 sufferers in hospital in Manitoba, up by 10 since Monday, with 33 of these individuals in intensive care.

The province says 1,390 exams have been achieved on Monday, bringing the full variety of lab exams accomplished since early February of final yr to 515,792.

Outbreaks introduced

Public well being officers introduced two outbreaks in Winnipeg on Tuesday, at St. Boniface Hospital Unit A5 and Poseidon Care Centre.

Outbreaks are thought of over at River East Private Care Residence and Deer Lodge Centre in Winnipeg, and the dialysis unit at St. Anthony’s Common Hospital in The Pas.

The province can also be advising of a attainable COVID-19 publicity on board Perimeter Airways Flight JV639 on Feb. 17 from Backyard Hill to St. Theresa Level to Winnipeg, between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Any particular person involved about their publicity to or danger of getting COVID-19 ought to name Well being Hyperlinks at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257 to be screened to see if a take a look at is required. 

The replace comes after the province introduced on Monday new, aggressive guidelines to handle COVID-19 circumstances and shut contacts amid fears about extraordinarily contagious variants similtaneously it eases its months-long lockdown.

Chief Provincial Public Well being Officer Dr. Brent Roussin introduced Monday a brand new definition of an in depth contact and strict guidelines for all COVID-19 case contacts.

He additionally introduced 97 new circumstances of COVID-19 and two extra deaths on Monday.

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