Manitoba reported more severe COVID-19 findings in its latest update and added six more deaths to its pandemic total.
That of the province last reportwhich was released on Thursday and covers the week of September 11-17, says the total number of people who have died from COVID-19 during the pandemic is now 2,143, up from 2,137 the previous week.
During this period, 87 people were admitted to hospital with COVID-19, compared to 65 the previous week.
There were 11 admissions to intensive care units, up slightly from 10 the previous week.
As of Sept. 17, sewage monitoring data from Winnipeg indicated continued COVID-19 activity, with increased activity in the last week of August, the report said.
The number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Manitoba is down slightly from the previous week, with 377 for the week ending September 17, compared to 342 the previous week.
These numbers are thought to represent a significant undercount of the true number of infections, due to limited access to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, the only type of test registered with Manitoba Public Health.
The province’s weekly test positivity rate rose to 22% from 19.9% the previous week.