The new cases bring the total to 366, with 41 active cases, one person hospitalized in intensive care, 318 have recovered and seven deaths.
1,201 more tests were carried out on Monday, bringing the total to 77,551 since February.
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“One of those announced as a positive COVID-19 case was a passenger on flights between Melbourne, Australia and Winnipeg,” the province said.
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People who were on the following flights and in the following seats must self-isolate for 14 days:
- July 5 – Melbourne to Doha, Qatar Airways, QR905, lines 39 to 45;
- July 6 – Doha to Montreal, Qatar Airways, QR763, lines 26 to 32; and
- July 6 – Montreal to Winnipeg, Air Canada AC8595, rows unknown.
This represents 36 cases reported in seven days, after 13 consecutive days with no new cases.
The 12 new cases follow 18 cases over the weekend, many in Hutterite colonies in rural Manitoba.
Mark Waldner, of the Hutterian Safety Council, said of the province’s 100 settlements, more than 20 have chosen to voluntarily close.
“(They) limit the entry and exit of the community and reinforce disinfection, etc. The response was, in my opinion, just wonderful. Communities care. Their leaders care – they are doing everything they can to try to stop it, even going so far as to trace contacts, ”he said.
Waldner said that since the pandemic hit the province, the Hutterian Safety Council has distributed information to settlements on the importance of social distancing and hand washing.
-With files from Amber McGuckin
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