COVID-19: United Kingdom reports another 9,284 coronavirus cases and six deaths

Ross Houston
June 22, 2021

Since last Friday, the test positivity rate has fallen 2.6% provincially and 3.8% in Winnipeg.

Although lower than recent days, the number of new cases reflects an upward trend in recent weeks, driven by the spread of the more infectious Delta variant first detected in India.

But the virus has not been fully stamped out in New Mexico - or other states - and state health officials on Monday reported 10 additional deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the state's death toll to 4,326 since the pandemic began.

The six Manitobans who have died of COVID-19 include a man in his 30s, a man and woman in their 50s, and a man and a woman in their 60s from Winnipeg and a man in his 70s from the Southern health region.

Island Health identified the locations of 29 of the active cases Monday, including 19 in the South Island, eight in the Central Island and two in the North Island.

Vaccinations continue apace, with second doses continuing to strongly outnumber first doses.

Vaccines are now given in 2 doses, at least 21 days apart.

There are now 44 active cases of COVID-19 in the island region, including four people in hospital and one more in critical care, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.

COVID-19 numbers continued to fall in B.C. Monday, as health officials announced 229 cases new cases and three more deaths over the last three days.

While no new COVID-19 patients were transported out of province for care Saturday, there are still 17 Manitoba patients in ICUs outside of the province, including 16 in Ontario and one in Alberta.

"While we are progressing through BC's Restart plan, let's remember that the virus is still circulating in communities, here in B.C. and in neighbouring provinces and territories", Henry and Dix said in a joint statement.

Another 280,241 people also had a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine and 236,363 had a second dose.

More than 77 per cent of B.C.'s adult population, and nearly 76 per cent of people over the age of 12, have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. "It is your ticket to safe travel this summer".

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