NEW Last updated: April 16 2020
Public health officials advise four new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 250.
The data also shows:
- eight individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes four individuals in intensive care;
- 124 active cases and 121 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
- the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at five.
The chief provincial public health officer has updated public health orders that take effect on April 17, and will be in effect until May 1, 2020. They mandate that anyone entering Manitoba, regardless of whether it was from another country or another province must self-isolate for 14 days. In addition, travel to northern Manitoba (north of the 53rd parallel of latitude) is prohibited with some exceptions, including:
- residents of northern and remote communities may continue to move within the north;
- delivery of goods and services may continue; and
- exceptions include those who travel to the north for employment, medical treatment or to facilitate child custody agreements.
NEW April 16 2020 – COVID-19 Bulletin #52