COVID-19 BULLETIN #138

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July 23, 2020

Public health officials advise the current five-day test positivity rate is 0.92 per cent and one new case of COVID-19 has been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is now 375.

Today’s case is a male in his 40s from the Interlake-Eastern health region. The investigation is ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

The data also shows:
one individual is in intensive care,
49 active cases and 319 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.
An additional 1,262 laboratory tests were performed on Wednesday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 79,546.

Updated data analysis shows revisions are required to the five-day test positivity rates that were provided earlier this week. The revised data shows the rate was 0.66 per cent on July 20 (not 0.83 per cent), 0.8 per cent on July 21 (not 1.03 per cent) and 0.85 per cent on July 22 (not 1.12 per cent).

In addition, a temporary drive-thru testing site will be available tomorrow in Russell at the Russell EMS Building, located at 426 Alexandria Ave. S. The temporary site will close for July 25 and 26, and then reopen Monday, July 27 to Friday, July 31. Hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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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