7 more COVID deaths in Manitoba, 40 more hospitalizations since Wednesday – CBC

Internal memos obtained by CBC News indicate renewed spike in hospitalizations

Apr 11, 2022

Seven more Manitobans have died of COVID-19 and 40 more are in hospital with the disease since Wednesday, according to internal provincial memos obtained by CBC News.

As of Monday, April 11, 1,764 Manitobans have died of COVID-19, according to the memos. That’s a rise of seven COVID deaths since CBC News obtained an internal dashboard last week.

The memos show there are 426 COVID-19 patients in Manitoba hospitals on Monday. That’s a rise of 40 patients since Wednesday.

There are also 24 patient in ICU, a rise of three patients since Wednesday. One of the current patients is a child or infant in pediatric ICU.

The province no longer releases to the public the number of people in hospital. Instead, the province publishes weekly epidemiological reports that summarize the number of new hospital admissions.

On Thursday, Manitoba chief provincial public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin said COVID-19 transmission is on the rise in Manitoba but denied COVID hospitalizations are also rising.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-covid-hospitalization-numbers-1.6415980

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