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Manitoba, Canada: 2022-2023 Seasonal Flu

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  • Manitoba, Canada: 2022-2023 Seasonal Flu


    Flu-related deaths spike in Manitoba, nearly doubling over previous week
    There have now been 22 flu deaths, up from 12 a week earlier, according to latest provincial report
    CBC News · Posted: Dec 16, 2022 1:05 PM CT | Last Updated: 2 hours ago

    The number of deaths being attributed to influenza in Manitoba has spiked, according to the province's latest respiratory virus surveillance report.

    The most recent report, covering the week of Dec. 4-10, says there have now been 22 flu-related deaths. That's nearly double the 12 reported a week earlier.

    The report notes that flu case counts continue to be lower than expected, due to "an influx of influenza laboratory reports this respiratory season" that's causing delays in documenting laboratory results.

    Despite that, the total number of influenza A cases this flu season also soared in the latest report. It's now up to 1,701, up from 989 in the previous week's report.

    Flu-related hospital admissions also jumped in the latest reporting week, to 331 from 171 the prior week. Six of the most recent patients were admitted to intensive care units...