WINNIPEG — Manitoba reported 21 new probable cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 1,449.
Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer, says there are 257 active cases, 1,176 people have recovered and 12 people are in hospital, including three in the intensive care unit. Sixteen people have died.
Monday’s cases include:
• 1 case in the Interlake-Eastern health region
• 3 cases in the Southern Health region
• 17 cases in the Winnipeg health region
Following detailed public health investigations, one case announced on Sunday has been reassigned to the Winnipeg health region from the Northern health region. This change is reflected in the data posted online.
Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,514 were complete Friday, 1,433 were completed Saturday and 1,049 tests were completed on Sunday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 155,803.
Possible exposure at Winnipeg school
Public health officials are advising of a possible exposure at Beaverlodge School at 6691 Rannock Avenue in Winnipeg on Thursday, September 10 (morning and afternoon). The individual was asymptomatic and followed all public health measures that were put in place at the school. The public health investigation indicates the infection was not acquired at school. The school community and the cohort have been notified. Additional cleaning of high-touch areas is being undertaken out of an abundance of caution.
Any person concerned about their exposure to or risk of having COVID-19 no longer has to call Health Links — Info Santé to be screened for a test. Anyone with symptoms is still encouraged to use the online screening tool to determine whether they meet the necessary criteria to attend a community testing site.
Watch Monday’s media briefing:
Further information on COVID-19 can be found at Manitoba.ca/covid19.