Minister of Health and Chief Public Health Officer to Provide Update on COVID-19 on Monday


Manitobans will receive the latest update on the fight against COVID-19 from the province’s Chief Public Health Officer and Minister of Health Cameron Friesen on Monday afternoon.CBC News will broadcast the press conference live here at 1 p.m.

Monday’s update comes two days after the provincial government implemented Phase 4 of its plan to reopen.

In addition to daily updates on new case numbers, the update will include current figures on the number of active cases, recoveries, hospitalizations and tests performed over the weekend.

As of Sunday, there were 394 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, 10 of which were announced over the weekend.

The province had 58 active cases on Friday, not counting the 10 new cases announced on Saturday and Sunday.

Manitoba’s five-day test positivity rate – a moving average of the percentage of completed tests that came back as positive – was 0.86% on Friday.

The fourth phase of the provincial government’s plan to reopen Manitoba’s economy came into effect on Saturday. Cinemas, stage performances and casinos are all allowed to resume service, with restrictions.

Changes to long-term care and personal care home visits also advanced as of Saturday. Residents can identify two support people who will be allowed to visit residents in their own room.


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