Latest COVID-19 death in Manitoba tied to Steinbach nursing home

WINNIPEG — Manitoba health officials say the province's latest COVID-19 death is linked to a previously reported outbreak at a nursing home.

A woman in her 90's has become the province's 13th death related to COVID-19.

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The government says this was a previously known case and is connected to the outbreak at Bethesda Place in Steinbach, southeast of Winnipeg.

Several staff and residents at the home have tested positive in the past week.

The province is reporting 25 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to date to 1,018.

Government data indicates many of the new cases are in Brandon, Winnipeg and the Niverville-Ritchot health district south of Winnipeg.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 25, 2020

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