Manitoba has reported its 19th death due to COVID-19 today, along with 37 new cases of the virus.
A woman in her 90’s from the Winnipeg health district is the province's most recent death, linked to an outbreak at Parkview Place care home.
Of today’s cases:
- 1 is in Prairie Mountain Health.
- 4 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region.
- 2 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud.
- 30 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
None of the cases are in Dauphin's health district.
When asked if the Winnipeg health region will soon be placed into the orange restricted level on the Pandemic Response System, Manitoba’s chief public health officer Dr. Roussin replied “we haven’t made any decisions in that regard, but nothing is off the table.”
Roussin says “no public health interventions are off the table,” and says health officials are closely watching things like test positivity rates in Winnipeg, and demands on the healthcare system.
There are a total of 1,711 cases in the province, 449 cases are active and 1,243 are recovered. Eleven people are in hospital and 6 are in intensive care.
Dr. Roussin reiterated some things that Manitobans can do to reduce the transmission of the virus: staying home when ill, reducing the number of close contacts, and minimizing time in crowded enclosed places.
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