Despite record numbers of COVID-19 patients in hospital and multiple daily deaths, there is some evidence the pandemic's current wave could be receding in Manitoba.

Manitoba Public Health says the virus that causes COVID-19 was detected in the highest volumes in Winnipeg on Jan. 1. (Martin Trainor/CBC)

Manitoba Public Health says the virus that causes COVID-19 was detected in the highest volumes in Winnipeg on Jan. 1. (Martin Trainor/CBC)

Despite record numbers of COVID-19 patients in hospital and multiple daily deaths, there is some evidence the pandemic's current wave could be receding in Manitoba.

Wastewater monitoring conducted by the National Microbiology Laboratory suggests the virus that causes COVID-19 was found in the largest quantities in Winnipeg at the beginning of January.

Samples collected at three out of four locations in Winnipeg — one in each quadrant of the city — suggest the viral load in Manitoba's capital peaked on New Year's Day, Manitoba Public Health said in a statement.

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