COVID-19 numbers spike in Manitoba

By | March 25, 2020

WINNIPEG — Manitoba has recorded 14 new cases of COVID-19.

The cases, announced Wednesday morning, brings the total in the province to 35.

According to Dr. Brent Roussin, the province’s Chief Public Health Officer, the cases are all believed to be related to travel. 

Of the 14 cases, 12 of the cases are in Winnipeg, with the other two cases in the Southern and Prairie Mountain Region.

The province is also reporting the first child who has contracted the virus.

A girl under the age of 10 in Winnipeg is one of the new cases.

One individual, a woman in her 60s, is in hospital in intensive care.

Roussin says physical distancing remains important for Manitobans.

“Now is not the time for business as usual, now is not the time for travel,” he said.

The province remains under a state of emergency for 30 days, and all travellers coming into the province must self-isolate for 14 days. 

This is a breaking news story. More to come.  

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