Manitoba to give COVID-19 update as Winnipeg cases surge

By | October 15, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is set to give an update on COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer, will be speaking at a news conference at 12:30 p.m. at the Manitoba Legislative Building. CTV News Winnipeg will live-stream the event.

This news conference comes as cases continue to surge in Manitoba, and more specifically in Winnipeg.

On Wednesday, the province announced 146 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 2,925 since the start of the pandemic.

Of these new cases, 114 of them are in the Winnipeg Health Region, which has the most active cases in the province at about 1,200.

Manitoba Health Minister Cameron Friesen said on Wednesday that he is concerned by the latest numbers, noting there are other restrictions that could be put in place under the province’s pandemic response system.

This is a developing story. More details to come.

– With files from CTV’s Devon McKendrick and The Canadian Press’ Steve Lambert.


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