Manitoba health officials announce 1 new COVID-19 case, total is 263

By | April 24, 2020

Manitoba’s top health officials announced one new COVID-19 case on Friday.

The province’s total number of cases is now 263.

Of those, 196 have recovered and there are 61 active cases. The number of deaths remains at six.

Lanette Siragusa, Shared Health’s chief nursing officer, says the province is set to ramp up the number of surgeries, following postponements over the past four weeks.

Some non-essential surgeries were postponed as part of the effort to ensure flexibility in the health-care system and availability of staff, beds, equipment and supplies required to respond to COVID-19, he said.

Over the next week, a number of facilities across the province will begin to increase their surgical activity. This includes increased surgical activity at Health Sciences Centre, the Pan Am Clinic, Concordia Hospital, Misericordia Health Centre, Grace Hospital, St. Boniface Hospital, Victoria General Hospital, Boundary Trails Health Centre, Selkirk Regional Health Centre and Brandon General Hospital.

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