Daily case count continues to drop in Manitoba's battle with COVID-19

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WINNIPEG — Manitoba daily COVID-19 case count continues to improve, although the drain on hospitals remains high.

Health officials are reporting 124 new cases, well below a peak of 603 last month, and two deaths.

The percentage of people testing positive continues to drop as well.

The pressure on intensive care units remains strong and 26 COVID-19 patients are still receiving care in other provinces in order to free up bed space.

Manitoba's chief public health officer says it could be another two weeks before hospital numbers get closer to normal.

Dr. Brent Roussin says the overall situation will continue to improve as more people get vaccinated.

"Our data is showing that the vast majority of people being admitted to (intensive care units) are unvaccinated," Roussin said.

"That's why we want to continue increasing those first and second doses."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 14, 2021

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