Manitoba Reports 3 New COVID-19 Cases, Totaling 253 – Winnipeg


Manitoba health officials are announcing 3 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the provincial total to 253. No new deaths have been reported.

This comes after no cases of new coronavirus were reported on Friday in Manitoba.

At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, seven people were hospitalized, four in the intensive care unit. There are 108 active cases and 140 people have recovered. Five people died.

Coronavirus worldwide: April 17, 2020

Coronavirus worldwide: April 17, 2020

On Friday, for the first time, the province saw more cases recovered than active cases, which Roussin says is significant.

“It is thanks to the efforts of Manitobans to stay at home, to practice social isolation.” Roussin said during the province’s COVID-19 update on Friday. “We have probably seen some benefits from our collective work.

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“Again, we have to be careful so that our risk is not reduced, the virus is still in Manitoba (and) we have to continue our social distancing efforts and continue to follow these numbers closely.”

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

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

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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