Manitoba reports eighth coronavirus death on Tuesday – Winnipeg


An eighth Manitoban has died from COVID-19.Health officials said Tuesday that a man in his 60s in southern Manitoba who had not yet been identified as a positive test was the latest victim of the virus in Manitoba.

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The man was not hospitalized when he died, according to the province.

The man’s death is the first reported from COVID-19 in Manitoba since May 5.

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The man is one of five new cases reported on Tuesday. In Manitoba, the total number of known laboratory-confirmed and probable cases identified since March now stands at 405.

The other four new cases include two people in eastern Interlake, one in Winnipeg and one in the Prairie Mountain Health area. They include a man in his 50s, a woman in his 40s, a man in his 20s and a man between the ages of 10 and 19, according to provincial data.

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On Tuesday, three people with COVID-19 are hospitalized, including two in intensive care.

The province says there are 78 known active cases and 319 Mantiobans have recovered from the virus.

Update on possible exhibit at Gull Lake

Public health officials have also updated previously released information about potential exposure at the Sherwood grocery store in Gull Lake, about 73 km northeast of Winnipeg.

On Monday, they said a person who had since tested positive for the virus visited the store on July 19, 20 and 21 when he was symptomatic.

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They now say the person was at the store on July 20 and 21, not July 19.

Close contacts with the case will be notified, the province says, but anyone who was in the store during those days should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested if they develop.

Health officials said 735 lab tests for COVID-19 had been completed as of Monday, bringing the total number of tests done in the province since early February to 85,702.

Coronavirus: Manitoba sees 6 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, possible exposure reported in Gull Lake

Coronavirus: Manitoba sees 6 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, possible exposure reported in Gull Lake

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

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

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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 home as much as possible, and maintaining a distance of two meters from other people if you go out. In situations where you cannot keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend using a face mask or non-medical blanket to prevent the spread of respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or masks are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.

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