As new cases of COVID-19 continue to pop up in Brandon and area, another COVID-19 testing site will be opening at Brandon’s Keystone Centre grounds on Wednesday, Aug. 12.
Public health officials are also advising of possible virus transmission/exposures on Aug. 1, 3 and 4 at the Tim Hortons restaurant located on the Trans-Canada Highway at 18th Street in Brandon. The risk of transmission is considered low, but the information is being provided to help people assess their risk.
As of Tuesday morning, Aug. 11. four new cases of COVID-19 were identified. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 562.
New COVID-19 cases:
• three new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region – a female in her 20s and two males in their 30s; and
• one new case in the Winnipeg region – a male in his 20s.
Of the total cases, many are linked to known clusters in Brandon or are close contacts of previously announced cases. There are a small number of cases of unknown acquisition in these areas.
Case investigations are ongoing to determine possible COVID-19 exposures. When the investigations are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.
The data also shows:
• five current hospitalizations, with three individuals in intensive care;
• 194 active cases and 360 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at eight.
Testing numbers for the weekend include:
- Friday – 2,062;
- Saturday – 1,553; and
- Sunday – 1,364.
- Monday – 1,059
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.27 per cent.
The total number of tests completed since early February is 104,841.
The Prairie Mountain Health region is opening a temporary COVID-19 testing site on Aug. 12 in Brandon at the Keystone Centre grounds. The hours of operation will be:
• Monday to Thursday 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
• Friday and Saturday 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.; and
• Sunday 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For a full listing of testing sites across the province, including addresses and hours of operation, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html#list.