COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations continue to increase in Manitoba, latest report says – CBC

COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations continue to increase in Manitoba, latest report says – CBC

by tmnationtalk on August 12, 202271 Views

Increase in activity needs to be watched, but not ‘dramatic,’ says chief public health officer

Aug 11, 2022

Manitoba is seeing increased COVID-19 activity with higher death counts, hospitalizations and case numbers, according to the latest weekly report, but the province’s top doctor says it’s too early to call it a new trend.

The weekly epidemiological report released Thursday added twice as many COVID-19 deaths to the province’s total than the week before. More people with severe illness were also admitted to hospital during the week of July 31 to Aug. 6 than the previous week, according to the report.

Wastewater surveillance data has shown an increase in COVID-19 transmission since late June, the report said. Laboratory tests confirmed a larger number of new COVID-19 cases compared to the previous week.

At a Thursday news conference announcing additional appointments for monkeypox vaccination, Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin was asked about the recent COVID-19 numbers.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-weekly-covid-19-report-1.6548316

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