• Myrna Driedger


Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin

August 6, 2020

Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 0.90 per cent. Thirty new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 474. 

The data shows there were:

  • 18 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

  • 11 new cases in the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region; and

  • one new case in the Winnipeg health region.

Case investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

The data also shows:

  • 10 current hospitalizations, with five individuals in intensive care;

  • 118 active cases and 348 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and

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

An additional 564 laboratory tests were completed on Wednesday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 95,547.

Public health officials are advising that potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred on Air Canada flight AC 8595 from Montreal to Winnipeg (rows 16 to 22) on July 29. 

Individuals in the affected seats on these flights are advised to self-isolate for 14 days following the flight and monitor for symptoms. Passengers on these flights, but not in the affected seats, should self-monitor for symptoms and self-isolate if they develop.

Additional information about flights and affected rows is updated on the website at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/flights.html when available. While public health assesses the risk to others as low, it is sharing this information to ensure people are aware and know to seek testing if symptoms develop. 

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

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