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Province reporting 7 deaths due to COVID-19 and 543 new cases

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: November 23, 2020 12:49

12 new cases in Prairie Mountain Health

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Manitoba health officials are reporting seven more deaths due to COVID-19, increasing the toll to 236. 

The deaths include;

- a woman in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the Maples Long-Term Care Home outbreak;
- a woman in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the Holy Family Personal Care Home outbreak;
- a man in his 80s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region, linked to the Menno Home outbreak;
- a woman in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region;
- a man in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region;
- a woman in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region; and
- a man in his 70s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region.

The province also announced 543 new cases of the virus, bringing Manitoba's total to 14,087. 

Of the new cases; 12 are in the Prairie Mountain Health region, 21 in the Interlake region, 27 in the Northern region, 118 in Southern Health, and 368 in the Winnipeg Health region. 

In Prairie Mountain Health 266 cases are active, including 115 in Brandon, and across the province there are 8,498. There is also a record 296 covid patients in the hospital and 52 in intensive care. 

Meanwhile, public health officials are advising of possible exposures at four schools in Prairie Mountain Health, including three in Brandon. A confirmed case was in Brandon's J.R Reid on November 9,10, and 12 as well as Crocus Plains Regional Secondary, and Kirkaldy Heights School on November 9, and Mackenzie Middle School in Dauphin on November 9 and 10. The exposures have all been considered low risk and close contacts have been identified and advised to self-isolate.   
 

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