There are 127 new COVID-19 cases and one death published on the Manitoba government’s online data site on Tuesday.
Health Region South has nearly 40 percent of the new cases, with 50.
The Winnipeg Health Region has the second highest number with 27, followed by the Northern Health Region with 26, the Prairie Mountain Health Region with 17 and the Interlake-Eastern Health Region with seven.
The average daily number of seven-day cases in Manitoba is now 122. It is a new fourth wave high and the highest since June 23, when it was 126.
The rising number of cases has also pushed the province’s five-day test positivity rate up to five percent, the highest since early July. There is no update on the exchange rate for Winnipeg, which on Monday was 1.6 percent.
The Manitoba government no longer holds press conferences or sends news releases on Tuesday to update case numbers, although some numbers are available online. News releases are issued Monday and Thursday.
As a result, no information on the age or sex of the most recent death is available, but provincial data say the person who died is from the southern health region.
The total number of deaths in Manitoba since the pandemic started is now 1,249. It includes 239 due to variants of concern.
The total number of people in the hospital has passed 100 for the first time since the end of July. It’s now 104 (up from 98 on Monday). That number includes 24 people in intensive care units.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in the province rose to 1,303, an increase of 30 from Monday.
Of the 127 cases reported Tuesday, 75 (59 percent) are in people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and three are in people who were partially vaccinated, the province’s dashboard says.
The other 49 (39 per cent) are fully vaccinated.
Among people admitted with active cases of COVID-19, 65 percent are unvaccinated, while 30 percent are fully vaccinated.
In patients in intensive care units with active COVID-19 symptoms, 83 percent are not vaccinated and 17 percent are fully vaccinated.
The province also identified 273 more cases of variants of concern on its online variant dashboard.
An additional 206 have been added to the unspecified list, meaning they are not yet classified as one of the known variants. There are 67 more listed as the B.1.617.2 or delta variant.
2,331 laboratory tests were conducted on Monday, for a total of 1,094,672 since the pandemic began.
As of Tuesday, 86.9 percent of eligible Manitobans have received one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, and 83.8 percent have both. provincial vaccine dashboard say.
The total number of doses administered in the province is now 2,088,282.
The total number of COVID-19 cases linked to schools since teaching began Sept. 7 is now 617, the province’s dashboard says on school data.
Of these, 529 are student cases and 88 employees. There have been 196 schools that have reported one or more cases.
Within the last 14 days, the period when cases are considered active, there have been 222 cases: 186 student cases and 36 staff cases in 96 schools.
There are 817 schools in the province.
A map showing school-related cases within the last 14 days can be seen here.