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Five new cases of Covid-19 in Manitoba

July 15, 2020, 7:03 am


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Public health officials advise five new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is now 330.

The cases include:
• a young woman between ages 10 and 19 from the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region;
• a man in his 20s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a man in his 40s from the Interlake-Eastern health region;
• a woman in her 20s from the Winnipeg health region; and
• a woman in her 30s from the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region.

One of the individuals announced today as a positive COVID-19 case was a passenger on WestJet flight 261 from Winnipeg to Calgary on June 27 and WestJet flight 526 from Calgary to Winnipeg on July 2.

Information about affected rows for both flights are being confirmed, and will be updated on the website at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/flights.html when available.

People on those flights should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. If they develop symptoms, they should self-isolate and visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/ to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257 for health guidance on how to seek testing.

While public health assesses the risk to others as low, it is sharing this information to ensure people are aware and know to seek testing if symptoms develop.

Further investigations are ongoing and any additional information will be provided as needed once investigations are complete to inform people of any public health risks.

The data also shows:
• no individuals are in hospital,
• five active cases and 318 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

An additional 304 tests were completed on Monday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 71,803.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


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