Two More COVID-19 Cases for the Interlake-Eastern region

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The latest data from Manitoba Health includes two new cases of COVID-19 in the Interlake-Eastern Region, raising the total to three.

Manitoba Health does not release any more information beyond what health region the identified cases are from.

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in the province jumped by 24 in the goverment’s March 30 update. That brings the total number of probable or confirmed cases in the province to 96 as of 9:00 a.m. on March 30.

The data also shows:
•    four individuals are currently hospitalized,
•    one individual  is currently in intensive care,
•    the total number of deaths reported in Manitoba is one, and
•    two individuals have recovered from COVID-19.

Public health investigations are underway to determine additional details and to confirm the possible exposure of these cases.  Case data, including possible events and locations where people may have come into contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, will be updated on at www.manitoba.ca/covid19 when available. Cadham Provincial Laboratory performed 1,430 tests over the weekend.  As of March 30, a total of 8,550 tests have been performed.

Public health officials continue to strongly advise all Manitobans, including health-care providers, to cancel or postpone any recreational, tourist or non-essential international or domestic travel.  In addition, anyone who returns from international or domestic travel must self-isolate and self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days following their return.

This does not include:
•    workers involved with the commercial transportation of goods and services;
•    workers who live in a neighbouring jurisdiction and travel to Manitoba for work;
•    health care workers who travel to work from outside the province;
•    normal personal travel in border communities.

There are 16 community testing sites in Manitoba, including seven drive-thru locations, with plans to open in more communities in the coming days.  On Friday, a drive through testing site opened in Pine Falls and Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority CEO, Ron Van Denakker said was surprised at the initial numbers. The public is reminded that a referral to these sites is needed and they are not walk-in clinics.  Information on locations and hours of operation are available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html.

Any person concerned about their exposure to or risk of having COVID-19 should call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 to be screened to see if a test is required.

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