Severe COVID-19 outcomes increase, more virus detected in Winnipeg wastewater, latest Manitoba report says – CBC

70 people with illness admitted to hospital, 16 to ICUs during week ending Sept. 3

Sep 08, 2022

Manitoba reported more severe outcomes from COVID-19 in its latest update, and more of the virus detected in Winnipeg wastewater as of late August.

The province’s latest report, which was released Thursday and covers the week of Aug. 28 to Sept. 3, says three more deaths have been added to Manitoba’s pandemic total, bringing that number to 2,118.

That’s a smaller increase than the 10 deaths recorded in last week’s update.

During the latest reporting period, 70 people were admitted to hospital with COVID-19, up from 67 the week before.

Of those, 16 were admitted to intensive care units, up from nine the previous week.

As of Aug. 30, wastewater surveillance data for Winnipeg indicated ongoing activity of COVID-19, with activity increasing in the last week of the month, the report says.

The number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Manitoba is down slightly from the previous week, with 475 for the week ending Sept. 3 compared to 622 the week before.

Read more:

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More