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COVID-19 BULLETIN #55

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


April 18, 2020


Public health officials advise three new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 253. 

The data also shows:

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

• 108 active cases and 140 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

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

Cadham Provincial Laboratory performed 340 tests on Friday. A total of 19,193 tests have been performed since early February. Public health officials are expanding testing criteria to include: 

• all symptomatic workers or volunteers at workplaces that have been identified as essential services; and 

• any symptomatic person who lives with a health-care worker, first responder or worker in a congregate setting such as a correctional facility, shelter, long-term care or residential facility. 

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.

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