3 new outbreaks in personal care homes as Manitoba registers 110 new cases of coronavirus – Winnipeg

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Manitoba recorded 110 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday and three new outbreaks were declared in personal care homes.

The three care homes affected are the Golden West Centennial Lodge, Misericordia Place and Middlechurch Home.

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One of the previously reported coronavirus cases has been taken off the list, the province said, so Manitoba’s new total is 3,491.

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The data shows:

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  • two cases in Interlake Health Region – East;
  • 11 cases in the northern health region;
  • two cases in Prairie Mountain Health Region;
  • seven cases in the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region; and
  • 88 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

There are currently 1,746 active cases, but there are also 1,703 people who have recovered. Those numbers, the province said, are still inaccurate as local contact tracers try to clear the backlog.

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There are also 32 people in the hospital and six people in intensive care. The number of deaths remains at 42.

Lab tests on Monday totaled 2,149, bringing the total to 228,713 since February.

An outbreak was also declared at Bird’s Hill School and the school was raised to orange in the province’s pandemic response system.

However, an outbreak at the John Pritchard School has been officially declared over.

Manitoba implemented new restrictions on Monday, closing bars, entertainment venues and limiting restaurant capacity to 50 percent for at least the next two weeks.

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