Health officials to update on COVID-19 cases in Manitoba Wednesday afternoon

By | May 20, 2020

WINNIPEG — Manitoba health officials will provide an update on the number of COVID-19 cases in the province Wednesday afternoon.

Dr. Brent Roussin, the province’s chief provincial public health officer, and Lanette Siragusa, chief nursing officer with Shared Health, will speak at the Manitoba Legislative Building at 1 p.m. CTV News Winnipeg will live-stream the event.

Since March 12, there have been 290 cases of COVID-19 reported in Manitoba, along with seven deaths.

Roussin said Tuesday the most recent case, announced Monday, was an employee who worked at a Winnipeg Walmart on May 9 between 4-9 p.m.

Roussin said the case is currently considered low-risk, but added those who were in the store at the time and are showing symptoms should get tested.

Walmart said the employee is currently isolating at home.

During Tuesday’s news conference, Roussin said details on plans to loosen some restrictions under the current public health orders in Manitoba will be released this week.

This is a developing story. More details to come.

-With files from CTV’s Danton Unger

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