Two new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba; 300 cases in province since March

By | June 5, 2020

WINNIPEG — The total number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba since March hit 300 on Friday, as health officials announced two new cases.

During the COVID-19 news conference, Dr. Brent Roussin, the chief provincial public health officer, said one of the new cases is a truck driver that travelled outside the province. He said the other new case is a close household contact.

“We know that these two cases are linked directly or indirectly to travel outside the province,” Roussin said.

He said Manitoba’s number of cases remain favourable as the province continues with the second phase of reopening.

Roussin said there are currently nine active cases of the virus, and 284 people have recovered. There are currently no people hospitalized due to the virus.

The number of COVID-19 related deaths in Manitoba remains at seven.

On Thursday, 671 lab tests were performed, bringing the total number of tests performed in the province since early February to 47,372.

This is a developing story. More to come.

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