No new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba May 17

May 18, 2020, 9:25 am


Manitoba public health officials say there are no new cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday, May 17. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 289, of which only 25 are active

The data also shows:

• two individuals are currently hospitalized, with one individual in intensive care;

• 25 active cases and 257 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

As of yesterday, an additional 762 laboratory tests were performed.

This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 34,715.

It is important to note that while some gradual lifting of restrictions has begun, significant work to limit the spread of COVID-19 must continue.

If you travel for camping or to the cottage, you are reminded to take steps to maintain social distancing.

Manitobans are reminded that travel is not permitted from southern Manitoba to areas north of the 53rd parallel, including campgrounds, which is essentially anywhere north of the northern end of Lake Winnipeg.

Manitobans experiencing COVID-19 symptoms no longer require a referral from Health Links–Info Santé or their family physician before heading to a community site for COVID-19 testing.

Anyone with symptoms is still encouraged to use the online screening tool to determine whether they meet the necessary criteria to be tested.

Many community testing sites remain open as regularly scheduled for Sunday. For Victoria Day, the Sargent Tommy Prince Place testing site and assessment clinic in Winnipeg will be open, as will the Bison Drive drive-thru site.

Testing locations in Winkler and Selkirk will also be open.

All other locations throughout the province will be closed on Monday and reopen on Tuesday.