• Myrna Driedger


Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin

April 12, 2020

Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., and one probable case has been determined to be a false positive. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 242.  

The data also shows:

• eight individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes four individuals in intensive care; 

• 96 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the total number of deaths reported in Manitoba is four.

Cadham Provincial Laboratory performed 850 tests Saturday. A total of 17,221 tests have been performed since early February. 

Manitobans should not interpret current case numbers to mean the risk of COVID-19 is reduced. The current statistics may be a reflection of the effect strict social distancing measures have had and reaffirms that these measures must be continued. Manitobans are reminded this is not the time to let their guard down. 

Actions taken today will affect case numbers in the weeks ahead. All Manitobans must remain vigilant to flatten the curve of this virus. This weekend is normally busy with gatherings for Easter or Passover celebrations. However, families are reminded that gatherings with anyone from outside your household are strongly discouraged.

Several community testing sites have altered their hours of operation for the long weekend. Sites in Thompson, Flin Flon and The Pas will be open daily through the weekend, with reduced hours of 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Testing sites in Selkirk, Portage la Prairie, Steinbach and Winkler will keep regular hours this weekend.

In Winnipeg, the Mount Carmel Clinic (886 Main St.) is closed today, while the three other Winnipeg locations will operate as regularly scheduled throughout the long weekend, as will the assessment clinic at St. James Centennial Pool.

For up-to-date information on community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html.

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.

There have been reports of multiple phishing scams and fraud related to COVID-19. Manitobans are advised not to provide any financial data, hang up on the caller and to report the call to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at (toll-free) 1-888-495-8501.

For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit:


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


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