“Time For Action” as second COVID-19 death reported in Manitoba

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A total of nine people are currently hospitalized, including six in intensive care.

Eleven people have recovered from COVID-19 in Manitoba.

“Now is not the time to fear. Now is the time to act, “said Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health administrator.

The province recorded its second death and 15 other cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number in Manitoba to 182.

“These are difficult times for all of us,” says Roussin. “We are seeing the number of cases continue to grow, we are seeing serious consequences that are distressing for many Manitobans … but by staying at home, we are interrupting the transmission of this virus.”

Eight companies have responded to the province’s call for donations of medical supplies, which will help ensure the province is ready to respond to patient needs and provide adequate protection against COVID-19 is available to workers of health.

One day after launching a call for supplies, the health system received 2,570 N95 masks, 3,110 surgical and surgical masks, 9,300 gloves and 202 bottles of hand sanitizer.

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.

The supplies must be in their original packaging, clean and usable. Expired supplies cannot be accepted.

For more information on donating supplies, visit https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/supply-donations/ or call (toll free) 1-833-408-0101.

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