As people prepare to celebrate Canada Day on Wednesday, sanitation and physical distancing needs to be part of those plans because the virus is still around.
Six new cases have been confirmed in the Winnipeg area since last Friday, June 26.
While events have been cancelled throughout the province, July 1 is a holiday and towns such as Virden are planing a fireworks extravaganza.
Manitobans are reminded to follow public health guidelines for gatherings whether at home, the cottage or camping. Stay home if you feel sick, practise good hand hygiene and cover your cough. If you are travelling, remember to be ‘COVID Careful’ and reduce stops.
Six new cases of COVID-19 have been lab-confirmed positive and probable positive bringing cases in Manitoba to 324.
Saturday’s cases were two men in their 30s and one man in his 40s from the Winnipeg health region, and one man in his 30s from the Southern Health region. Today’s cases are a woman in her 20s and a man in his 30s, both from the Winnipeg health region.
Preliminary information shows that most of these cases are related to travel or are close contacts of previously identified cases. Information will be updated as investigations are ongoing.
The data also shows:
• no individuals in hospital or intensive care,
• 17 active cases; 300 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.
An additional 789 laboratory tests were performed on Friday, with 1,021 on Saturday and 471 on Sunday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 63,056.
Updated information on COVID-19 testing hours for Canada Day is available at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/locations.html/. Outside Winnipeg, people experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 on the holiday are encouraged to visit their nearest urgent care or emergency department for testing. If symptoms are mild, they also have the option of self-isolating until community sites in their health regions reopen the following day.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.
A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at: