New COVID-19 case in Manitoba, but another ruled out; Total remains at 20

By | March 23, 2020

The total COVID-19 cases in Manitoba remains at 20, after an additional case was found and another was removed, said chief public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin Monday morning.

The newest probable case is related to travel, said Roussin, and a former presumptive case has been ruled out.

People returning from domestic travel should now self-isolate for 14 days, said Roussin. Truckers and people in border communities are exempted.

If any returning travellers develop symptoms, they are asked to call Health Links regarding testing, he said.

Roussin reiterated that now is not the time for non-essential travel, especially because all cases in Manitoba are travel-related.

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Manitoba public health officials will be providing the latest update on coronavirus in the province at 11 a.m.

The news conference will be live streamed on this page, on CBC Manitoba’s Facebook page, on CBC Gem and on Twitter.

A Winnipeg woman in her 30s was identified as Manitoba’s 20th COVID-19 case late Sunday afternoon.

All but one case appear to be travel-related, public health officials say.

One case is still under investigation, but Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief public health officer, has said there are no cases of community transmission.

More than 3,300 people have been tested for COVID-19. One person has been hospitalized due to the virus, but there are no death’s in Manitoba.

The province now has 11 testing sites for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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