There is another case of COVID-19 discovered in Manitoba among the workplace cluster within Prairie Mountain Health region. The person tested was found positive for the virus. This makes eight cases related to that workplace.
Health officials say there is no cause for concern, and this is not unexpected. They are finding and notifying those who have been in contact with the people who have tested positive.
The bulletin states, “Health officials are continuing with detailed contact tracing and affected staff and their close contacts are self-isolating.”
- Manitoba has 284 lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases
- five individuals are currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care;
- 30 active cases and 247 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
- the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.
As of May 8, 543 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 29,343.
The Manitoba government is lifting the one-month supply limit on prescription drugs. Effective May 11, Manitobans who have prescriptions for long-term medications will be able to fill them as per their prescriber’s directions up to a three-month supply, if the drug is not affected by shortages. Limits on prescription refills were imposed on March 19 in order to minimize potential distribution shortages and prevent people from stockpiling medication.
Restoring Safe Services: Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.