Manitoba health officials give update on COVID-19

By | April 1, 2020

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 Tuesday, three cases of health-care workers sickened with the disease caused by the novel coronavirus were made public.

Public health officials confirmed a staff member in the Selkirk Regional Health Centre’s emergency department has COVID-19. The Manitoba Nurses Union also said Tuesday a Winnipeg emergency department nurse has tested positive.

A memo also was sent by Shared Health Manitoba to all staff at St. Boniface Hospital, informing them an employee who works in the echocardiography department tested positive.

The total number of confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba was at 103 on Tuesday. 

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