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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

March 22, 2020

COVID-19 BULLETIN #28



Public health officials advise an additional probable case of COVID-19 has been identified, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 20 at this time.
 
Case 20 is a man in his 40s who lives in Winnipeg.  At this time, the public health investigation indicates the case is related to travel.  Information about flights where a person with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 had symptoms at the time of travel are updated as information becomes available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/flights.html
 
There is a clarification to the operating hours for the latest community screening drive-thru site that opened in south Winnipeg.  The site, at the Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) Bison Drive Service Centre at 15 Barnes St. is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.  Information on other sites is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html.
 
Any person concerned about their exposure to or risk of having COVID-19 should call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 to be screened to see if a test is required.
 
The online screening tool is now available in an interactive voice response (IVR) format.  The tool asks callers standard screening questions for COVID-19.  If needed, it directs those who may require a conversation with a health-care professional to Health Links–Info Santé.  People who want to self-screen can call (toll-free) 1-877-308-9038.
 
Eleven community testing sites throughout the province are open.  The public is reminded that a referral to these sites is needed and that they are not walk-in clinics.  Information on locations and hours of operation are available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html.
 
For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit:
www.manitoba.ca/covid19.
 
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION ATTACHED



backgrounder
Background Information - http://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/newslinks/2020/03/BG-COVID-19_Bulletin_28-HL.pdf