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17 New Cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba on Tuesday

September 15, 2020 1:07 PM | News

WINNIPEG — Manitoba reported 17 new probable cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 1,466.

Health officials say there are 269 active cases, 1,181 people have recovered and 12 people are in hospital, including three in the intensive care unit. Sixteen people have died.

Tuesday’s cases include:

• 1 case in the Interlake–Eastern health region
• 1 case in Prairie Mountain Health region
• 2 cases in the Southern Health region
• 13 cases in the Winnipeg health region

Case investigations indicate a previously identified case in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is linked to the Health and Transition Services unit at St. Amant’s 440 River Rd. location in Winnipeg.

Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,447 on Monday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 157,440.

Possible exposures

Two more possible exposures to COVID-19 are being reported by health officials.

The first was at St. Aidan’s Christian School located at 400 Hargrave Street in Winnipeg on Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11. 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 second was at Actionmarguerite located at 185 Despins Street in Winnipeg on Thursday, September 10 involving a health-care worker at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority care home. This information has been shared with families and staff.

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.

Further information on COVID-19 can be found at Manitoba.ca/covid19.