New COVID-19 cases Wednesday include one in Southern Health, one in the Prairie Mountain Health region, and 14 in Winnipeg, bringing the total to 405 active cases, while 945 people have recovered.
There are 12 people in hospital, three in intensive care. The number of deaths remains at 16.
Preliminary investigations indicate that several of today’s Winnipeg cases are close contacts of known cases and are not linked to any current outbreaks. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show 653 tests were completed on Tuesday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 149,188.
Public Health is advising of a possible exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred on Sept 2. to 5 at the Tim Horton’s located at 3296 Portage Ave. in Winnipeg. Times of exposures are listed online and can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event.
The Keystone Centre Specimen Collection Site in Brandon will close permanently after Sept. 12. Those seeking testing are advised to visit the Brandon Town Centre site. For all testing site locations visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html
As students, teachers and staff return to school this week, public health officials strongly encourage all Manitobans to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home if you are sick, washing/sanitizing your hands, covering your cough and physically distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask.
Unless recommended by Public Health, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.
The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19