Manitoba at one point had the lowest number of positive cases per ca-pita
Manitoba’s five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate has risen to 0.40 per cent as six new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 415.
The data shows there were:
- two new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
- three new cases in Interlake-Eastern Health region;
- one new case in the Winnipeg region.
The data also shows:
- six current hospitalizations, with five individuals in intensive care,
- 70 active cases and 337 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
- the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is eight.
An additional 1,073 laboratory tests were completed on Thursday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 88,621.
Public health officials are advising that potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred from a case identified today at Blazers Mini Mart, 140 Main St N., Minnedosa, on July 25 and from a case identified Thursday at the Asian Spices of Brandon, 437-A 10th St, Brandon, on July 22 and 23.
People who are considered close contacts of a COVID-19 case will be contacted by public health officials and advised to self-isolate. Others who were at these sites on those days do not need to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.
If people develop symptoms, they should self-isolate and visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257 for health guidance on how to seek testing.