Coronavirus: Manitoba cases remains at 20 after one more case, one case removed

Manitoba’s coronavirus numbers remain at 20, despite the addition of another presumed case.

Dr. Brent Roussin, the province’s chief public health officer, said officials identified another case, a man in his 50s as a probable case.

However, another case has been ruled out, keeping our number of confirmed and presumptive cases at 20.

The latest case is related to travel, said Roussin.

Roussin said the current orders to keep crowds to 50 or less only applies to public spaces, not to workplaces.

The province will be moving to releasing numbers once a day. In the past 10 days, they had been releasing twice a day.

Lanette Siragusa of Shared Health said blood supplies are in much better shape, but said if people have 0-negative blood, they’re asked to continue to donate.

Wider testing is being planned, said Roussin, but won’t do so until capacity permits.

“I can tell you from an acute care perspective … we are at low volumes right now, low occupancy,” said Siragusa.

“We should continue to be vigilant, but w’ere not seeing COVID-19 in our hospitals right now.”

Manitoba currently has 20 cases of COVID-19. All have been transmitted via international and domestic travel.

One person has been hospitalized.

Manitoba declared a state of emergency last week.

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