Published: Thu, June 17, 2021
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New Cases, No Deaths Tuesday; Case Counts Lowest Since March 2020

New Cases, No Deaths Tuesday; Case Counts Lowest Since March 2020

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 increased by three to 139, while the number of patients in intensive care decreased by three to 39.

On Wednesday morning, there were 144 new cases with 80 in Winnipeg, 29 in the South, 18 in the North, nine in Prairie Mountain and eight in the Interlake.

All but one of the latest deaths are linked to more contagious coronavirus variants, including four connected to the B.1.1.7 or alpha variant first seen in the United Kingdom and two people who contracted variants still unspecified, the release said. Two of the deaths took place in Interior Health, raising the regional death toll to 155.

PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS have reported a further 373 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

We are now experiencing near elimination of Covid-19 in the vaccinated population.

On Monday, Alberta reported 115 new cases, 3,089 active cases and 270 people in hospital. Ontario now has 21 Manitobans, while one is in Alberta. There are 13 patients in hospital and six in critical care.

There are 2,799 active cases and 50,829 Manitobans who have recovered.

That makes the totals 59,394 positive cases and 804 deaths of Kane County residents since the pandemic began.

Approximately 76.3 per cent of adults in B.C. have now received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 74.6 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received their first shot. To date, seven people have died after being transported to other provinces for care.

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