Manitoba sees record 193 new cases Thursday, 97 in hospital

By | October 29, 2020

Manitoba set records for the number of new cases and hospitalizations, with 193 new cases and 97 hospitalizations announced Thursday.

This is the second time in three days the province has set a record for the most cases in a single day.

The province also announced another death, a man in his 80s from the Southern Health region. This brings the total number of deaths to due to COVID-19 to 62.

The number of hospital patients with COVID-19 in intensive care dropped slightly to 17, down from the record high of 19 set on Wednesday.

Manitoba also broke a record for it’s five-day test-positivity rate — a rolling average of the number of COVID-19 tests that come back positive — which climbed to 7.8, up from the previous high of 7.5 set just two days ago.

Health officials declared outbreaks at the  Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach and the the KeKiNan Centre Inc. in Winnipeg. 

An outbreak has also been declared at Collège Louis Riel, where students were sent home Wednesday after four new cases were confirmed at the school.

The number of confirmed cases at the school has now risen to seven, with 10 cohorts self-isolating as well as other staff and students, the provincial government said in a news release.

All students have switched to remote learning, and the school has been moved to the restricted orange level on the province’s pandemic response system, while health officials investigate the sources of infection. 

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