Half Of COVID Cases In Southern Manitoba

Half Of COVID Cases In South

WINNIPEG - COVID-19 numbers are on the rise in Manitoba and half of Monday's new cases were in in the southern part of the province.

Chief public health officer, Dr. Brent Roussin, says the Southern Health Region only has 15 per cent of the population but is seeing more of the virus than Winnipeg.

As the fourth wave of the pandemic takes hold, Roussin says he's concerned about vaccine uptake and testing rates in the south.

The RM of Stanley within the SHD continues to report the lowest vaccination rate in Manitoba with only 21 per cent of the eligible population fully vaccinated against coronavirus.

Roussin is not ruling out regional restrictions to slow the transmission of COVID in that part of the province.

Maps of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and other data from different regions and health districts, as well as the uptake of COVID-19 immunization in different regions, are available on the province's website.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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