COVID-19 BULLETIN #72

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Public health officials advise 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 282. In addition, a seventh death has been reported, a man in his 70s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud region.

The data also shows:
•    four 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 is now seven.

As of yesterday, an additional 339 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 27,775.

Public health officials are aware of a small cluster of five cases at a workplace in the Prairie Mountain Health region. Affected staff and their close contacts are self-isolating and public health officials are working with these patients to undertake detailed contact tracing. Officials are working co-operatively with the company to test other workers who may have been exposed and to implement sanitization protocols at the worksite. If public health officials believe there is an increased risk to the public, additional information will be provided.

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recoveryis 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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