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9 more deaths due to COVID-19 in Manitoba including a man in his 20s

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: November 20, 2020 12:50

437 new cases including 27 in Prairie Mountain Health

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The province is reporting 9 more deaths due to COVID-19, including a man in his 20s the youngest death in Manitoba, and the toll has now risen to 207. 

The deaths include;

- a man in his 20s from the Winnipeg health region; 
- a woman in her 50s from the Northern health region; 
- a woman in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Keekinan Centre; 
- a woman in her 60s from the Interlake-Eastern health region; 
- a man in his 60s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region;
- a woman in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region;
- a man in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the St. Norbert Personal Care Home outbreak;
- a man in his 80s from the Prairie Mountain Health region and linked to the outbreak at Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home; and
- a man in his 100s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the St. Norbert Personal Care Home outbreak.

Health officials also announced 438 new cases of the virus, however, one case was removed due to an error and bringing the total to 437, and increasing Manitoba's total to 12,919. 

Of the new cases; 27 are in the Prairie Mountain Health region, 22 in the Interlake region, 28 in the Northern region, 114 in Southern Health, and 247 in the Winnipeg Health region. 

In Prairie Mountain Health 247 cases are active, including 103 in Brandon, and across the province there are 7,861. There is also a record 281 covid patients in the hospital and 43 in intensive care. 

Meanwhile, the province is advising of a possible exposure at Brandon's Earl Oxford School. A confirmed case was in the school on November 10th. The exposure is considered to be low risk, and close contacts are self-isolating. Health officials also announced the outbreaks at Swan Valley Health Centre and Swan Valley Lodge personal care home in Prairie Mountain Health have been declared over. 

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