Manitoba announces 33 new cases of COVID-19

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WINNIPEG – Provincial health officials have announced 33 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba. Dr. Brent Roussin, the province’s chief health officer, made the announcement Thursday.

Manitoba has recorded 796 cases of COVID-19 since the start of March.

Of the new cases, 17 are in the Prairie Mountain Health Region, 10 in the Southern Health Region and six in the Winnipeg Health Region.

There are currently 247 active cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba and 537 people have recovered.

The death toll remains at 12.

Roussin said that due to a technical issue, the current status of people hospitalized is not available.

On Wednesday, 1,596 tests were carried out, bringing the total to 119,210 since the beginning of February.

Roussin is also informing Manitobans of two cases of exposure to COVID-19.

The first incident happened on August 8 at Manipogo Provincial Park, located on Lake Manitoba, just off PTH 276.

The second incident happened on August 8 at a Crocus football field in Brandon, located at 930 First Street.

Roussin said the risk of transmission is low.

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