1 new case of COVID-19 in Manitoba linked to cluster involving temporary foreign workers

By | June 3, 2020

There is one new case of COVID-19 in Manitoba, which involves a temporary foreign worker who tested positive for the illness, Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin said Wednesday.

The new case is a man between the ages of 50 and 59 from the Southern Health Region. Roussin says there are now four cases connected with a cluster involving temporary foreign workers in the Southern region.

“We don’t feel there is any real risk to the public here. People are being self-isolated and it appears this will be a limited cluster,” he said at a news conference.

The total number cases in Manitoba is now 298. Nine of those cases are active.

Nobody is in hospital in Manitoba with COVID-19, and the number of deaths linked to the disease remains at seven.

As of Tuesday, an additional 824 lab tests for COVID-19 were performed, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 45,923.

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