42 new cases of coronavirus in Manitoba Wednesday, mainly in Winnipeg – Winnipeg


A total of 42 new cases of coronavirus were identified in Manitoba as of Wednesday morning, bringing the province’s total to 1,674.Public health officials said 30 of the new cases were in the Winnipeg area, six more in the Southern Health Region, three in Prairie Mountain, two in Interlake-Eastern and one case in the Southern Health Region. North.

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Global News also got a letter sent home to parents at Grant Park High School saying one student tested positive. According to the letter, the student was in school on September 15, 16 and 17. The exposure is considered low risk and the infection was not acquired at school.

Grant Park is the 14th school in Manitoba to have a case of COVID-19 since classes resumed more than two weeks ago.

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There are currently 418 active cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, including 11 people in hospital and five in intensive care.

So far, there is confusion over the number of COVID-19-related deaths in Manitoba. A press release from the province says there have been 18, but according to the provincial data site, there have been 19.

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After Global News inquired about the discrepancy, the site was updated to say there were 18 deaths.

Global News reported a 19th death on Tuesday at the Parkview Place long-term care home in Winnipeg.

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However, the death has yet to be officially confirmed by provincial health officials, leading to the discrepancy.

“There was a data error on the dashboard and it will be updated to reflect the bulletin,” said a spokesperson for Shared Health.

“Public health announces deaths related to COVID-19 when investigations are completed. We would not comment until then and an official announcement is made. ”

Revera, the company that runs the house, announced the death in a press release Tuesday afternoon.

“We regret to confirm that a resident previously tested and confirmed as COVID-19 positive at Parkview Place Long Term Care Home has passed away,” Revera Chief Medical Officer Dr. Rhonda Collins, Chief Medical Officer, said in the statement .

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Health officials are strongly urging Manitobans – especially Winnipeggers – to stay home when sick and to take precautions like hand washing and wearing a mask to prevent further spread of the virus.

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