15 new cases, 2nd death recorded in Manitoba due to COVID-19 – Winnipeg

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Manitoba health officials say another person died in Manitoba due to the new coronavirus and has recorded another 15 cases.

Dr. Brent Roussin, the province’s chief public health administrator, said the deceased was a man in his 50s with an underlying medical condition. He was in the intensive care unit before he died.

As of Friday morning, this brings the total for Manitoba to 182 probable and confirmed cases of COVID-19. Two people died, nine people were hospitalized, six in intensive care, and 11 recovered.

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Lanette Siragusa of Shared Health said eight companies “responded to the province’s call for donations of medical supplies”.

One day after calling for supplies, the health system received donations of 2,570 N95 masks, 3,110 surgical and surgical masks, 9,300 gloves and 202 bottles of hand sanitizer, the province said.

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Donations of the following supplies are welcome:

  • N95 respirators of various models and sizes, of hospital and industrial quality;
  • surgical / surgical masks;
  • gloves;
  • disposable gowns and
  • disinfectants and cleaners

“We hope to continue this momentum,” said Siragusa, noting that the supplies must be in their original packaging, clean and usable. Outdated supplies cannot be accepted.

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Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you should know:

Health authorities warn against all international travel. Returning travelers are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days, beginning on March 26, in case they develop symptoms and prevent the spread of the virus to others. Some provinces and territories have also implemented recommendations or additional enforcement measures to ensure the self-isolation of people returning to the region.

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Symptoms may include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing – very similar to a cold or the flu. Some people may develop a more serious illness. Those most at risk are the elderly and people with serious chronic conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend washing your hands frequently and coughing up your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying at home as much as possible, and keeping two meters away from others if you go out.

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