Health Minister says new ventilators have arrived in Manitoba

By | March 18, 2020

WINNIPEG — As the COVID-19 outbreak continues in the province, Manitoba’s Health Minister said new ventilators have arrived in the province, and more are on the way.

Health Minister Cameron Friesen told CTV News Winnipeg there are currently 243 ventilators in the province, and an additional 43 ventilators have been ordered.

He said 23 new ventilators had arrived on Wednesday.

“We acted very quickly when we knew what was coming at us,” he said.

This comes after two new presumptive cases of COVID-19 were announced by Manitoba health officials on Wednesday.

This is a developing story. CTV News will update it when more information becomes available. 

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