• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #59

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


April 22, 2020


Public health officials advise two 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 257. The data also shows: •    seven individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes three individuals in intensive care; •    97 active cases and 154 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and •    the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at six. There were 440 laboratory tests performed on Tuesday. A total of 21,601 tests have been performed since early February. Public health officials have expanded testing criteria. It is important for people who meet the criteria and are showing even mild symptoms of COVID-19, including a cough, a runny nose, a sore throat and a fever, to be tested to better determine the spread of the virus in Manitoba. Manitobans are reminded that if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19 and meet testing criteria, they can call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 for more information. For up-to-date information on testing criteria and 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 -


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