Four deaths in Manitoba linked to variants announced Tuesday; COVID-19 case numbers below 100 for the third consecutive day

WINNIPEG — Manitoba announced four new deaths related to COVID-19 on Tuesday, with all deaths linked to variants.

The deaths, announced in a bulletin on Tuesday, include three linked to the Alpha variant (B.1.1.7) that was first reported in the United Kingdom. The deaths from the Alpha variant include a man in his 20s from the Interlake-Eastern Health Region, a man in his 60s from the Southern Health Region, and a woman in her 70s from Winnipeg.

The fourth death, a woman in her 70s from Winnipeg, was linked to an unspecified variant of concern.

Since March 2020, 1,129 Manitobans have died from COVID-19.

Manitoba also announced 69 new COVID-19 cases, the third consecutive day COVID-19 cases have been below 100.

Since the pandemic was declared, 55,467 total COVID-19 cases have been reported in Manitoba. There are currently 1,860 active cases and 52,478 recoveries.

Manitoba’s five-day test positivity rate is 7.6 per cent, while it is 6.6. per cent in Winnipeg.

This is a developing story. More to come.

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