First local COVID-19 case since April identified

Notice on Sagkeeng website indicates the case originated there

Today’s Manitoba government’s COVID-19 bulletin indicated a single case had been identified in the Powerview-Pine Falls region. It’s the first case identified in that region since they began the community reporting.

On Monday, Sagkeeng First Nation posted a notice on their website indicating that they had been notified about that a member had tested positive with the virus. “On the evening of September 14, 2020, Sagkeeng leadership was notified that a member of our community tested positive for COVID-19,” read the report.

The report noted that the Sagkeeng Health Centre is working with the individual to complete a case investigation and they said they will be in touch with people who have been in close contact. “Anyone who has been in close contact with the individual will be contacted by the Health Centre and will be asked to isolate in order to limit any potential spread of the virus to other community members.” According to the notice, the individual who tested positive is in isolation and his health is being monitored.

According to the provincial release, there were 17 new cases, and aside from the one case in Sagkeeng, 13 were in Winnipeg, one in Prairie Mountain Health Region, and two in the Southern Health Region. The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.4 per cent.

The data also shows:
•    269 active cases and 1,181 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;
•    there are 12 people in hospital and three people in intensive care; and
•    the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.

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