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BC health officials announce 113 new COVID-19 cases, four new deaths

Director-general of Health Ashley Bloomfield Only 3 new COVID-19 cases in Northern Health
Noah Ferguson | 17 June, 2021, 21:17

There are 134 people in hospital and 41 in intensive care.

1,496 cases of COVID-19 are now active in the province (69 of those are in Northern Health).

Most of the new cases announced Wednesday are in the Winnipeg health region, which reported 80 infections.

The deaths linked to the alpha variant were all of people from the Winnipeg health region: three women - in their 40s, 70s and 80s - and a man in his 60s.

PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS have reported a further 373 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

There are now 273 Manitobans in hospital after getting COVID-19, the release said.

The total of those considered fully recovered from the virus has reached 143,449, or 98 per cent of all recorded cases.

"For the 50-65s who are in the process of receiving protection from full vaccination, incidence is dropping".

Manitoba added 121 new variant of concern cases on Wednesday, bringing the total since the pandemic started to 14,003. Ontario now has 21 Manitobans, while one is in Alberta.

The majority of the variant cases are unspecified, with 7,601 cases. In total, 4,165,142 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in BC, 710,847 of which are second doses.

There are now 273 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces.

Twenty-eight patients have now been repatriated since the province began transfers on May 18.

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