Active COVID-19 cases in Manitoba fall below 100

By | April 21, 2020

WINNIPEG — Provincial health officials have announced one new case of COVID-19 in Manitoba.

Dr. Brent Roussin, the province’s chief public health officer, made the announcement on Tuesday, adding this brings the province’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 255.

Seven people are in hospital, four of which are in intensive care. The province said 150 people have recovered from the virus and there are currently 99 active cases.

The death toll in Manitoba remains at six.

On Monday, Cadham Provincial Laboratory performed 314 tests, bringing the total to 20,319 since early February.

STATE OF EMERGENCY

On Monday, Premier Brian Pallister extended the state of emergency in the province until May 18 in order to ensure measures remain in place to protect the health of Manitobans.

The province also announced that testing has expanded to be able to perform up to 2,000 tests a day if necessary.

Roussin said on Monday that now all symptomatic workers or volunteers at workplaces deemed essential services are eligible for testing.

This is a developing story, more details to come.

– With files from CTV’s Danton Unger.

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