COVID indicators getting worse in Manitoba, but modelling shows hospitalization plateau, Roussin says – CBC

Apr 07, 2022

Pandemic indicators in Manitoba show signs of increasing transmission, but long-term modelling continues to show hospital admissions on a plateau, the province’s chief public health officer said Thursday.

Dr. Brent Roussin held a news conference Thursday about the latest COVID-19 trends, the first time since March 16 that Roussin addressed reporters.

Wastewater signals are trending upward, test positivity rates are rising and hospitalizations are increasing, mostly among those 80 and older, he said.

“We’ve seen those increases in cases, transmission, wastewater, we’ve heard of the increases in hospitalizations, but our modelling continues to show a relative plateau in admissions,” Roussin said.

The current increase is being driven by the Omicron BA.2 subvariant, which health officials believe currently accounts for about 60 per cent of cases in Manitoba.

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