COVID-19 case-fatality rate in Manitoba is down 60 per cent since the 1st year of the pandemic – CBC

Vaccines, shift toward younger patients have driven down the deadliness of COVID-19

Nov 24, 2021

Compared to the first year of the pandemic, the average Manitoban who contracts COVID-19 is far less likely to die from the disease, provincial data reveals.

Widespread vaccinations have vastly reduced COVID-19’s case-fatality rate, a term used to describe the proportion of people who contract a disease who end up dying from it.

During the first year of the pandemic in Manitoba, which began with the the province’s first case on March 12, 2020, 2.8 per cent of the Manitobans who caught COVID-19 succumbed to the illness, according to a CBC News analysis of public health statistics.

That was the second-highest case-fatality rate among Canada’s provinces, as only Quebec had a deadlier initial year of the pandemic.

Manitoba’s COVID case-fatality rate has since plummeted to 1.1 per cent for the second year of the pandemic so far, according to the same statistics.

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