Another Winnipeg school confirms COVID-19, 24 new cases in Manitoba

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Currently, several cohorts of the school have made the switch to distance learning. At a press briefing on Monday, Manitoba’s provincial director of public health Dr Brent Roussin said cases are linked to a cohort, but others are being held outside the classroom in due to great caution.

Public health officials on Tuesday announced 24 new cases of COVID-19 in their daily briefing, including 20 in Winnipeg.

Two more cases were found in each of the Interlake East and South health regions.

The province now has 380 active cases, a high pandemic according to its COVID-19 dashboard. Of these, 305 are located within the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Winnipeg is currently hosting 80.2% of the total number of active cases in the province as of Tuesday.

Eight people remain in the hospital, two of whom are currently in intensive care.

The province announced seven more occasions in Tuesday’s statement, bringing that total to 1,234.

The number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province remains at 18 after two more deaths – a man and a woman, both aged 80 – were announced on Monday.

Figures from confirmed lab tests show 1,205 tests were performed on Monday, bringing the total number of lab tests done since early February to 167,203.

Manitoba’s test positivity rate remained stable at 1.8%.

Case investigations indicate that two previously identified cases are linked to the Maplewood Mansion in the Southern Health Region.

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