18 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Manitoba

By | September 1, 2020

There are 18 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba on Tuesday, a provincial news release says.

There are nine new cases in Winnipeg, seven in the Prairie Mountain Health region and two in the Southern Health region.

The City of Brandon also announced two new positive cases within its ranks on Tuesday, a Brandon Fire and Emergency Services employee and a transit worker.

The city said in a news release the employees last worked on Aug. 19 and Aug. 6, respectively, and both are self-isolating.

These are the second and third positive cases within the municipality’s workforce.

On Monday, Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief public health officer, announced the province is reintroducing travel restrictions north of the 53rd parallel in light of the growing number of active cases in southern regions.

He also announced a new outbreak at the Fairview Personal Care Home in Brandon after a health-care worker tested positive for COVID-19.

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