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COVID-19 BULLETIN #41

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


April 4, 2020


Public health officials advise 12 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 194. The data also shows: •    10 individuals are currently hospitalized including six in intensive care, •    17 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and •    the total number of deaths reported in Manitoba is two. Cadham Provincial Laboratory performed 567 tests Friday.  As of April 4, a total of 12,514 tests have been performed. Testing has been completed on the residents of Betel Home in Gimli and it confirms no residents tested positive for COVID-19. Isolation centres are being established for those who may require some additional support as they self-isolate.  The first centre has been set up in a Winnipeg hotel and will begin accepting individuals this weekend.  This would be offered to individuals who may have been exposed or who are COVID positive and require a dedicated space where they can self-isolate. These centres will adhere to the public health guidelines and guests will be required to self-isolate in their rooms at all times.  Isolation centres will use enhanced cleaning and disinfecting practices.  All social and physical distancing practices will be adhered to and centres will practice zero-contact services wherever possible. Children and youth may be spending more time online, to socialize, play games, for entertainment or to supplement at-home learning.  To help parents and their children better understand and identify possible online risks, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection has a number of free online resources including activity sheets, comics and storybooks.  To learn more, or to report a concern, visit www.cybertip.ca. The Manitoba government has decided to postpone the remaining dates for making campground reservations.  Sessions scheduled for April 6 and April 8 will be rescheduled later.  Existing campground, group-use and yurt reservations are still valid, but may be cancelled if the situation changes.  More information is available at www.gov.mb.ca/sd/parks/. Public health is also advising people to remain within or close to their home communities.  This includes limiting travel, even within Manitoba, to essential trips only.  Services at smaller health centres could be strained if seasonal visitors become ill. Any person concerned about their exposure to or risk of having COVID-19 should call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 to be screened to see if a test is required. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

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