51 new cases of Covid-19 in Manitoba over the weekend
August 9, 2020, 2:59 pm
There have been 51 new cases of Covid-19 in Manitoba over the weekend, with 16 new cases reported on Saturday, Aug. 8 and 35 new cases reported on Sunday, Aug. 9. Of the new cases, 32 are located in the Prairie Mountain Health Region, which covers Southwest Manitoba from Brandon to the Saskatchewan Border.
The majority of Saturday’s cases appear to be linked to known clusters in the Brandon area or close contacts. At least 10 people at the Maple Leaf Foods pork processing plant in Brandon have tested positive for Covid-19.
This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 542.
Currently there are six people in hospital and three in intensive care.
As of Sunday, Aug. 9, the data shows there were:
• 20 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 10 new cases in the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region;
• four new cases in the Winnipeg health region; and
• one new case in the Interlake-Eastern heath region.
While many of today’s cases appear to be linked to known clusters in the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region and Brandon, or are close contacts of a previously announced case, preliminary information suggests that there may be a small number of cases of unknown acquisition in these areas.
Case investigations are ongoing to determine possible COVID-19 exposures. When the investigations are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.
The data also shows:
• six current hospitalizations, with three individuals in intensive care;
• 182 active cases and 352 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at eight.
Preliminary testing numbers show an additional 756 laboratory tests were completed on Saturday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 100,830.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.