Lengthy weekend begins with six new circumstances of COVID-19


The province will enter the lengthy weekend with six new circumstances of COVID-19, bringing the entire variety of lab-confirmed optimistic and possible optimistic circumstances in Manitoba to 415.

Public well being officers say three of the brand new circumstances are within the Interlake-Jap well being area, two are within the Prairie Mountain well being area and the opposite case is in Winnipeg.

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Regardless of the brand new circumstances, Manitoba’s lively caseload fell by 12 to 70, with 337 people now being recorded as having recovered from the virus. The province’s present five-day take a look at positivity charge stays at zero.40% for a second consecutive day.

Six individuals stay in hospital, together with 5 who’re at present in intensive care — a bump from the 4 that had been in ICU on Thursday.

Manitoba’s dying toll stays at eight after a person in his 70s died earlier this week.

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A further 1,073 laboratory exams had been accomplished on Thursday, bringing the entire variety of exams accomplished since early February to 88,621.

Public well being officers are advising that potential publicity to COVID-19 might have occurred from a case recognized at present at Blazers Mini Mart, 140 Fundamental St N., Minnedosa, on July 25 and from a case recognized Thursday on the Asian Spices of Brandon, 437-A 10th St, Brandon, on July 22 and 23.

People who find themselves thought-about shut contacts of a COVID-19 case will probably be contacted by public well being officers and suggested to self-isolate. Others who had been at these websites on these days don’t have to self-isolate, however ought to self-monitor for signs of COVID-19.

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If individuals develop signs, they need to self-isolate and go to http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/to use the net screening device, or name Well being Hyperlinks-Data Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257 for well being steering on how you can search testing.

The province will replace case numbers over the weekend, however some knowledge, together with take a look at numbers from every day and recoveries, will probably be up to date on Tuesday.

Dr. Brent Roussin, the province’s chief public well being officer, will tackle the media on Tuesday.

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Energetic caseload by well being area:

Interlake-Jap – 40

Winnipeg – 13

Prairie Mountain – 10

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Southern Well being – 7

Northern – zero

sbilleck@postmedia.com

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Twitter: @scottbilleck

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