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Province announces 8 more deaths due to COVID-19 and 475 new cases

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: November 19, 2020 13:02

2 additional deaths in PMH and 13 new cases

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The province is reporting 8 more deaths due to COVID-19, increasing the toll to 198. 

They include;

- a man in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Keekinan Centre; 
- a man in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home; 
- a man in his 70s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at Rest Haven Nursing Home;
- a woman in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home;
- a man in his 80s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at Rest Haven Nursing Home;
- a woman in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home;
- a man in his 90s from the Prairie Mountain Health region and linked to the outbreak at the Gilbert Plains personal care home; and
- a woman in her 90s from the Prairie Mountain Health region and linked to the outbreak at the Gilbert Plains personal care home.

Health officials also announced 475 new cases, bringing Manitoba's total to 12,482. 

Of the new cases; 13 are in the Prairie Mountain Health region, 12 in the Interlake region, 55 in the Northern region, 124 in Southern Health, and 271 in the Winnipeg Health region. 

In Prairie Mountain Health 228 cases are active, including 86 in Brandon, and across the province there are 7,629. There is also a record 263 covid patients in the hospital and 43 in intensive care. 

Meanwhile, public healh officials have advised that an outbreak has been declared at St. Paul's Personal Care Home in Dauphin. The site has been moved to the critical level red Pandemic Response System.

A possible exposure has also been identied in Swan River at Extra Foods. The provice says a confirmed case was in the store on November 10 between 1pm and 2:30pm. 

The chief provincial public health officer continues to urge Manitobans to only leave home for essential purposes. When leaving the house to obtain essentials, be sure to physically distance, wear a mask in indoor public places and avoid crowded spaces. Do not leave the home if you are sick, or when any member of your family is sick. Further, do not socialize with anyone from outside your household.

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