1 more case of COVID-19 related to cluster at Paul’s Hauling

By | May 12, 2020

There is one more case of COVID-19 related to an outbreak at the Brandon location of a trucking company, public health officials announced Tuesday.

There are now 11 cases of the illness connected with Paul’s Hauling.

Provincial officials didn’t say whether the new case is a close contact of a person at Paul’s Hauling who tested positive for COVID-19, or if the patient works at the location on Richmond Avenue E.

“There is no cause for concern and this is not unexpected as public health officials continue to investigate and trace contacts,” said a statement from the province.

“Affected staff and their close contacts are self-isolating, and public health officials are continuing with detailed contact tracing.”

The total number of presumed and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba is now 290.

There are four people in hospital, including one person in intensive care.

Currently there are 32 active cases and 251 people have recovered.

There were 418 more tests performed, bringing the total number since early February to 31,440.

Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin and Lanette Siragusa, Shared Health chief nursing officer, are now only doing in-person updates about COVID-19 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Daily bulletins with case numbers and other information will continue to be sent out.

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