No new cases in PMH, good news for school start-up

Sept. 8 information from COVID-19 BULLETIN 181

Tuesday’s COVID-19 bulletin reads as good news particularly for the Prairie Mountain Health region where no one tested positive.

With just over 1200 tests completed on Monday, there were 11 new cases found, eight of those were in Winnipeg. The Interlake-Eastern region had one and there were two cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region.

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With continued vigilance (physically distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance wear a mask; stay home if sick; cover your cough with your sleeve; wash hands thoroughly and often) the outlook for Westman schools seems brighter.

Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.3 per cent and 11 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 1,349.

 

The data shows:

•    one case in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

•    two cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

•    eight cases in the Winnipeg health region.

•    393 active cases and 940 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;

•    there are 13 people in hospital and three people in intensive care; and

•    the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.

 

Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show 1,219 tests were completed on Monday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 148,537.

 

As students, teachers and staff return to school this week, public health officials strongly encourage all Manitobans to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home if you are sick, washing/sanitizing your hands, covering your cough and physically distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask.

 

Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

 

The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

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