COVID-19 BULLETIN #54
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
April 17, 2020
Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, and the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 250. The data also shows: • eight individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes four individuals in intensive care; • 113 active cases and 132 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at five. Cadham Provincial Laboratory performed 508 tests Thursday. A total of 18,856 tests have been performed since early February. The chief provincial public health officer has updated public health orders that take effect today and will be in effect until May 1. Some important clarifications have been made to the orders that were first announced April 16. Appliance stores and furniture stores that sell appliances may remain open to the public, providing social distancing measures are in place. Additional clarification on the public health orders and the schedule of critical services can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html. Assessment clinics for COVID-19 patients offer primary care services on an appointment basis for anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath. In addition to the primary care space, these locations also serve as designated testing sites in a separate area at the site. 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 up-to-date information on community screening sites visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19 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.
- 30 -