COVID-19 cluster continues to grow at Manitoba workplace

By | May 12, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government said one new case of COVID-19 in the province has been linked to a cluster of cases at a Brandon trucking terminal.

The province announced the new, probable case of COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon, bringing the total connected to the cluster of cases at Paul’s Hauling in Brandon to 11.

“There is no cause for concern and this is not unexpected as public health officials continue to investigate and trace contacts,” the province said. “Affected staff and their close contacts are self-isolating, and public health officials are continuing with detailed contact tracing.”

The Manitoba government is now holding news conferences on COVID-19 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but will send an update out each day on case numbers.

The case announced Tuesday was the only new case announced in Manitoba, bringing the total to 290.

Of the cases, 251 patients are considered recovered, while 32 cases are considered active.

Four people remain hospitalized, with one person in the intensive care unit.

The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 remains at seven.

As of Monday, Cadham Provincial Laboratory has conducted 31,440 tests for COVID-19 since February. A total of 418 tests were conducted Monday.

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