Nearly 70 Manitobans recovered from COVID-19, but there is still a risk: health officials

By | April 8, 2020

WINNIPEG — Nearly 70 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Manitoba so far, but health officials say the risk is still there.

Provincial health officials announced four new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, bringing the total to 221.

Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief public health officer, made the announcement at a news conference on Wednesday afternoon. He also added that 69 people have recovered, meaning there are currently 149 active cases.

There are currently 12 people in hospital, six of them are in intensive care. The death toll remains at three.

Cadham Provincial Laboratory tested 477 people on Tuesday. The lab has performed 14,708 since early February.

Roussin is reminding Manitobans that even though the holidays are coming up this weekend, people should not let their guard down and they should not be holding family gatherings with anyone outside the household.

Lanette Siragusa, the province’s chief nursing officer with Shared Health, said 20 health care workers in Manitoba have tested positive for COVID-19. Of those 20 workers, 18 are in the Winnipeg area, while the other two are in the Interlake Eastern region.

NEW TESTING SITE OPENS IN WINNIPEG

The first community COVID-19 testing site and assessment clinic opened in Winnipeg on Wednesday at the St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool and Fitness Centre at 644 Parkdale St.

With the new testing site being opened, the site at Access Winnipeg West will no longer be a COVID-19 testing site. 

This is a developing story. More to come.

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