COVID-19 BULLETIN #69
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
May 2, 2020
Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 has been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 280. The data also shows:
six individuals are currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care;
38 active cases and 236 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at six.
As of yesterday, an additional 780 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 26,169. It is important to note that while some gradual lifting of restrictions has begun, significant work to limit the spread of COVID-19 must continue. Public health officials are also advising people to remain within or close to their home communities. The request to stay home as much as possible is still in place at this time. This includes limiting travel, even within Manitoba and neighbouring jurisdictions, to essential trips only. All Manitobans returning to work are now eligible to access the temporary child-care system to find a location that meets their needs. Families can use the online tool at https://eswchildcare.ca/ to view available spaces and then contact centres directly to finalize arrangements. Licensed centres are able to provide care for up to 16 children per centre. Larger centres with separate rooms and external entrances can accommodate up to 16 children per room. Home-based child-care providers can continue to provide care for up to eight children. 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. Restoring Safe Services: Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmapfor recovery is available at www.manitoba.ca/restoringsafeservices. Updates have been made to this document to clarify inconsistencies between the plan and the recent public health orders. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/. A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at: https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html. - 30 -