Temporary foreign worker, 2 truckers were Manitoba’s last 3 COVID-19 cases

By | June 1, 2020

The two travel-related Manitoba cases of COVID-19 announced Thursday were truck drivers with “multiple routes” in the U.S., Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin says.

The drivers felt symptomatic after their last trip, self-isolated and then got tested, “and there is unlikely to be any significant contacts in the community in this regard,” Roussin said Monday.

“Because of Manitoba’s numbers being favourable, we know that our major risk is to importing this virus from outside of Manitoba,” he said.

Manitoba’s latest case, announced Sunday, was a temporary foreign worker in his 60s who also behaved appropriately, so there should be limited contacts, Roussin said.

No new cases of COVID-19 were found in Manitoba as of 9 a.m. Monday.

There remain 10 active cases in the province. The latest patient is a man in his 60s.

No patients are in hospital.

There were 806 COVID-19 tests done on Monday, pushing the total done since February to 44,692.

That means about 3.3 per cent of Manitoba’s population has been tested for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.​​​​​​

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