Health officials give update on COVID-19 in Manitoba

By | April 2, 2020

Manitoba has new 40 cases of COVID-19, bringing the province’s total to 167, public health officials announced Thursday.

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Manitoba chief public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin and Shared Health chief nursing officer Lanette Siragusa will do their daily briefing on COVID-19 in the province at 1 p.m. CT.

CBC News will live stream the news conference here.

On Wednesday, Roussin announced community transmission had been officially detected in Winnipeg for the first time.

Public health officials were unable to determine the transmission chain for four or five cases in the city, he said.

The total number of confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba was at 127 on Wednesday. 

The cases include at least four health-care workers in the province, spread between three separate hospitals: two staff members at Winnipeg’s Grace Hospital and one each at Winnipeg’s St. Boniface Hospital and the Selkirk Regional Health Centre.

Several staff members from the hospitals are self-isolating.

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