COVID-19 cases in Manitoba still 19

By | March 21, 2020

The total number of cases of COVID-19 remains at 19 in Manitoba as of Sunday morning.

This is the total number of lab-confirmed and presumptive positive cases in the province.

Manitoba’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin is reminding all international travellers who come back to Manitoba to self-isolate for 14 days and to avoid going out even to grocery stores.

He is encouraging everyone to practice social distancing and avoid gathering in groups, and suggests parents cancel in-person playdates.

Lanette Siragusa, chief nursing officer for Manitoba, said a record 2,300 calls were made to Health Links Saturday. She said the province’s new online screening tool for COVID-19 got about 30,000 hits Saturday.

Roussin was asked about measures taken in Nova Scotia, which have limited gatherings to no more than five people. He said nothing is off the table.

He said fear is contagious, and when asked about the one-month prescription limit Manitoba has introduced, Roussin said people shouldn’t be stockpiling . 

More to come

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