COVID-19 BULLETIN #71

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Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 281.

The data also shows:
•    five individuals are currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care;
•    37 active cases and 238 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
•    the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at six.

As of yesterday, an additional 642 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 27,446.

For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

All Manitobans returning to work are now eligible to access the temporary child-care system to find a location that meets their needs. Families can use the online tool at https://eswchildcare.ca/ to view available spaces and then contact centres directly to finalize arrangements. Licensed centres are able to provide care for up to 16 children per centre. Larger centres with separate rooms and external entrances can accommodate up to 16 children per room. Home-based child-care providers can continue to provide care for up to eight children.

A secure portal that allows Manitobans who have been tested for COVID-19 to access their negative test results is now online. Starting today, people being tested for the virus in Manitoba will receive information about how to register to access their results at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/test-results/. A Manitoba Health card is required.

Those without a Manitoba Health card or internet access can retrieve their results by calling (toll-free) 1-844-960-1984 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days per week. As always, public health officials will directly notify Manitobans who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Updates have been made to this document to clarify inconsistencies between the plan and the recent public health orders. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

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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