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Dr Brent Roussin, the province’s chief medical officer of health, said on Monday that Winnipeggers need to take extra precautions, especially when meeting up with family and friends.
“We hit this second wave earlier than expected,” Roussin said, repeating his message on getting back to basics – washing your hands, not going out when sick and wearing a mask.
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The total number of cases in Manitoba is now 1,608, with 363 active cases, 1,227 cured and 8 people in hospital. Two people are still in intensive care and 18 people have died.
There were 1,476 tests on Sunday, bringing the total number of tests to 166,998.
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The province confirmed a possible exposure last week at Garden City Collegiate on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
“So far, no close contact in classrooms has been identified at Garden City Collegiate. No one is forced to isolate themselves from this exposure. The school will remain open to students and staff, who can continue to attend the school in person. “
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Public health is also informing about possible exposure to COVID-19 at the following sites at the dates and times:
- Planet Fitness at 783 Leila Avenue in Winnipeg on Tuesday, September 15 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- 7 Arabian Dreams at 775 Corydon Avenue in Winnipeg on Friday September 18 from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday September 20 from 12:45 to 1 a.m. and
- Winnipeg Transit Route # 14 September 15 from Ellice Avenue and Spence Street at 11:10 a.m. to St. Mary Avenue at 11:30 a.m.
Asked about the large number of cases and increasing wait times, Roussin said the province is working to increase the number of testing sites in Winnipeg.
However, he had no day or time to open new sites.
Roussin added that they are still working on adding the COVID tracking app, which is currently in use in Ontario and Saskatchewan.
“We’re still working on how we’re going to apply this,” he said.
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