Manitoba announces 16 more cases of COVID-19 on Monday

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WINNIPEG – Provincial health officials have announced that there are 16 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba. Dr. Brent Roussin, the province’s chief health officer, made the announcement on Monday afternoon.

There have been 558 cases in Manitoba since the start of March.

Of the new cases announced, 11 are from the Prairie Mountain Health Region and five from the Southern Health Region.

In Prairie Mountain Health Region, one case is a male aged 10 to 19, one is a female in their twenties, four are male in their thirties, three are male in their forties, one is a male in fifty, and one is a woman in her sixties.

In the Southern Health Region, one case is a woman in her thirties, another is a woman in her forties, two cases are men in their forties and one is a man in their fifties.

Roussin said many of the new cases are linked to a cluster of cases in Brandon, which is currently 64. He said most are linked to close contact, but a small amount is considered community transmission. .

There are currently six people in the hospital, three of them in intensive care.

There are 196 active cases and 354 people have recovered from the virus.

The death toll remains at eight.

Sunday, 1,364 tests were carried out, bringing the total number of tests to 103,782 since the beginning of February.

This is a developing story. More details to come.

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