Well being officers in Manitoba are set to offer the newest particulars on COVID-19 within the province at a information convention Wednesday afternoon.
CBC Information will stay stream the announcement from Dr. Jazz Atwal, Manitoba‘s performing deputy chief public well being officer, and Dr. Joss Reimer, medical officer of well being for Manitoba Well being and a member of the province’s COVID-19 vaccine implementation job drive, right here at 12:30 p.m.
That replace will come someday after Manitoba reported its lowest day by day tally of latest COVID-19 instances since mid-October. On Tuesday, there have been 92 new infections introduced within the province.
Atwal mentioned Manitoba‘s decrease numbers present the province’s pandemic restrictions are paying off. These guidelines, which ban most gatherings and the sale of non-essential items, had been just lately prolonged two weeks after a spike in instances linked to vacation gatherings.
The extension is ready to run out on Jan. 22.
Provincial knowledge obtained by CBC Information says Manitoba noticed lots of of COVID-19 instances linked to workplaces and shops after the province introduced within the first iteration of these guidelines.
These numbers, which got here via a freedom-of-information request, present almost 16,000 individuals in Manitoba contracted COVID-19 between Nov. 1 and Dec. 15.
Roughly one in 4 of these instances had been definitively linked to group unfold in locations together with workplaces, shops, health-care amenities, academic establishments and daycares.
Extra Manitobans received their first doses of COVID-19 vaccine this week. The record of individuals eligible for a shot now contains care house residents throughout the province and a few individuals dwelling on First Nations, the place the sickness has unfold disproportionately in comparison with the remainder of the province.
Greater than half of Manitoba‘s energetic COVID-19 instances are amongst First Nations individuals, who make up about 10 per cent of the province’s inhabitants.
The union that represents Winnipeg bus drivers is now pushing for its members to be prioritized for vaccination, saying they’ve a excessive publicity danger and are important to maintain town shifting.
In the meantime, extra outbreaks at care houses in Manitoba had been deemed over on Tuesday.
That record included the Maples and Parkview Place long-term care houses in Winnipeg, which had two of the worst outbreaks within the province thus far. As of Jan. 6, 55 residents at Maples and 29 at Parkview Place had died of COVID-19, based on statements from Revera, the non-public firm that runs each houses.