World News – CA – 4 COVID-19 deaths in Manitoba, 161 new cases Sunday, 77 hospitalized

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Manitoba public health officials confirmed four deaths from COVID-19 in the Winnipeg health region on Sunday

The first is a man in his 50s, the next is a woman in her 80s and two people linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place – a woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s

There are also 161 new cases of the virus identified, bringing the number of laboratory-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 4,249

There are 77 people in hospital and 15 people in intensive care, while the death toll from COVID-19 stands at 54

Lab testing figures show 2,362 tests were done on Friday and another 2,252 on Saturday, bringing the total number of lab tests done since early February to 240,639

Health officials say outbreaks have been declared at Swan Valley Health Center and Swan Valley Lodge Personal Care Home in Swan River and both sites have been moved to critical areas (red) of the pandemic response system

Additional precautions are taken at the health center and visitor restrictions are in place at the personal care home

Public health officials are advising someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 to attend a funeral at Norway House on October 20 when they had no symptoms but were in their infectious period public health officials will inform close contacts directly. Others who attended the funeral should monitor for symptoms themselves If symptoms develop, people should self-isolate and get tested

The province’s chief public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce social relationships with people outside their homes to reduce close contact and avoid confined or crowded spaces

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World News – CA – 4 COVID-19 deaths in Manitoba, 161 new cases Sunday, 77 hospitalized


SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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