427 new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba is 2nd-highest single-day case count

Manitoba health officials reported 427 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the second-highest single-day case count since the start of the pandemic. They also reported four more deaths.

The number of patients in hospital with the illness jumped to 153, up by 13 compared to Wednesday, with 16 of those in intensive care units. 

The number of hospitalizations related to COVID-19 has set a new record every day for more than two weeks now, although the number of ICU patients fell Thursday from a high of 21 on Wednesday.

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