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75 new COVID-19 cases identified in Manitoba

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: October 16, 2020 13:06

One new case in Prairie Mountain Health

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The province is reporting 73 new COVID-19 cases increasing Manitoba's total to 3,173. 

Of the new cases; one is in the Prairie Mountain Health region, two in North Health, two in Southern Health, seven in the Interlake region, and 63 in the Winnpeg Health region.  

Across the province 1,582 cases are active, 26 of those in Prairie Mountain Health, and 11 in Brandon. There are also 25 people currently in the hospital, and five in intensive care. 

Meanwhile the province is advising of possible exposures at several schools across Manitoba, including one school in the Prairie Mountain Health region, Gilbert Plains Elementary School, on October 8 and 9.

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Brent Roussin ontinues to strongly encourage Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, people should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

- Stay home if you are sick.
- Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.
- Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.
- If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

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