United Kingdom records 9,284 new COVID-19 cases, amid rising trend

Elias Hubbard
June 22, 2021

Manitoba has hit its lowest daily case count since April, with 93 new cases of COVID-19 and six deaths on Sunday. The deaths were in a man in his 30s and another in his 60s from Winnipeg linked to an unspecified variant of concern as well as a Winnipeg woman in her 50s linked to the B.1.1.7 or alpha variant.

There were no new deaths reported. This shows an increase of 6.1% compared to the previous 7 days.

The five-day test positivity rate in the province is eight per cent and 6.9 per cent in Winnipeg.

While 53.3% of the population of Americans have initiated vaccination, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most southern and northern Missouri counties are well short of 40%.

There are 2,166 active cases and 52,041 individuals have recovered.

"We know that, despite these declining cases over the past week, we still expect hospitalization and ICU numbers to remain high for the coming weeks", Roussin said.

"It will be up to Manitobans to take the steps to protect each other".

There are 246 Manitobans still hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces, including 73 in intensive care units.

Another 90 people are in hospital but no longer infectious, but still require care, including 21 people in ICU.

While no new COVID-19 patients were transported out of province for care Saturday, there are still 17 Manitoba patients in ICUs outside of the province, including 16 in Ontario and one in Alberta.

On Sunday, 1,568 tests were completed, bringing the total to 816,536 since February 2020.

Asked if there will be any public health order changes this weekend, as the current orders are set to expire June 26, he said more information will released on Wednesday.

"When you start to talk about proportion related to transmission, that proportion will no doubt go up whenever you have significant restrictions in place". Young people aged 12 to 17 must continue to receive Pfizer for both doses, as this is now the only vaccine approved for use in this age group.

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