• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #133

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


July 17, 2020


Public health officials advise that the current five-day test positivity rate is 0.43 per cent and five new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is now 336. 

Today’s cases are a male and female in their 60s, a male and female in their 30s and a female in her 20s.  All the cases are on a Hutterite colony in the Interlake-Eastern health region.  The investigation is ongoing and any additional information will be provided as needed once investigations are complete to inform people of any public health risks.

The data also shows:

• no individuals are in hospital; 

• 11 active cases and 318 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

An additional 844 tests were completed on Thursday bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 73,885. 

The testing site in The Pas (328 Fischer Avenue) will have limited hours and be closed temporarily for building maintenance on the following days: open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 20 and closed Tuesday, July 21 and Wednesday, July 22. Regular hours will resume Thursday, July 23.  For testing sites and hours of operation visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/locations.html.

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:

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

Follow www.twitter.com/MBGov or www.facebook.com/ManitobaGovernment on the weekend for updated case numbers.  Complete data from the weekend will be updated on Monday, July 20 at 1 p.m. at www.manitoba.ca/COVID19 and in the media bulletin.

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