Manitoba's Chief Public Health Officer is encouraging Manitobans to get the flu shot to reduce the demand on Manitoban hospitals.

As of Wednesday morning, there are 147 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases to 67,092. Out of Wednesday's new cases, 79 people are not vaccinated, 64 are fully vaccinated, and four people are partially vaccinated.

"Almost all cases diagnosed in Manitoba are that Delta variant, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin says in a Wednesday press conference.

Manitoba's five-day test rate is 5.9 per cent. There are 1,537 active cases.



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As Manitoban hospitals continue to be filled with COVID-19 patients, Roussin says flu vaccines will help reduce overall hospital demand.

There are 153 in the hospital due to this virus, with 107 of those people having active cases.

In intensive care, there are 22 people with 17 of those patients having active COVID-19 patients.

Three more people have died, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 1,299.