Nearly double the number tested but no new cases - MANITOBA report #84

Most COVID_19 test sites

 No new cases in Manitoba for five days now, as of Sunday, May 16 at 9 a.m.

 

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  • 289 lab confirmed/probably positive cases in Manitoba.
  • two people are currently hospitalized, with one individual in intensive care;
  • 25 active cases
  • 257 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
  • deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.
  • 762 laboratory tests were performed yesterday
  • 34,715 tests performed since early February to

 

It is important to note that while some gradual lifting of restrictions has begun, significant work to limit the spread of COVID-19 must continue. If you travel for camping or to the cottage, you are reminded to take steps to maintain social distancing.

Manitobans are reminded that travel is not permitted from southern Manitoba to areas north of the 53rd parallel, including campgrounds, which is essentially anywhere north of the northern end of Lake Winnipeg.

Manitobans experiencing COVID-19 symptoms no longer require a referral from Health Links–Info Santé or their family physician before heading to a community site for COVID-19 testing. Anyone with symptoms is still encouraged to use the online screening tool to determine whether they meet the necessary criteria to be tested.

Many community testing sites remain open as regularly scheduled for Sunday. For Victoria Day, the Sargent Tommy Prince Place testing site and assessment clinic in Winnipeg will be open, as will the Bison Drive drive-thru site. Testing locations in Winkler and Selkirk will also be open. All other locations throughout the province will be closed on Monday and reopen on Tuesday.

For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit: www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

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 public health orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

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