Photo: Sherwood Forest Grocery in Gull Lake (Google Street View)
By Don Norman
The latest Covid-19 update from the province pinpointed a location for possible exposure in Gull Lake. Public health officials are advising that potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred from a case that visited the Sherwood Grocery Store at the corner of Highway 12 and Stead Road, in Gull Lake while symptomatic on July 19, 20 and 21.
The release noted an addition four new cases in the Interlake-Eastern Region. This brings total number of cases in the IERH region to 48; 28 were from the latest spike in cases over the past two weeks and the other 20 were all from April or earlier. The province is no longer commenting on whether these outbreaks are related to the Hutterite colonies that they had previously identified as being the source of the new spike in cases.
Provincially, this brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 400.
The data also shows:
- three current hospitalizations, with two individuals in intensive care,
- 74 active cases and 319 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
- the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.
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.