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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

April 25, 2020

COVID-19 BULLETIN #62



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 267. 
 
The data also shows:
seven individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes two individuals in intensive care; 
62 active cases and 199 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at six.
 
As of yesterday, an additional 435 laboratory tests were performed at Cadham Provincial Laboratory. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 22,598. 
 
Public health officials have expanded testing criteria. It is important for people who meet the criteria and are showing even mild symptoms of COVID-19, including a cough, a runny nose, a sore throat and a fever, to be tested to better determine the spread of the virus in Manitoba. 
 
Manitobans are reminded that if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19 and meet testing criteria, they can call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 for more information. 
 
For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit 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.
 
Public health is also advising people to remain within or close to their home communities. This includes limiting travel, even within Manitoba, to essential trips only. Visits to cottages are not recommended at this time. Services at smaller health centres could be strained if seasonal visitors become ill. 
 
Manitobans needing assistance to cope with the stress and anxiety created by COVID-19 are encouraged to access a digital mental health virtual therapy program. The program is a free and confidential behavioural-therapy service for all Manitobans 16 years old and over. Services are available in English and French and can be accessed at www.manitoba.ca/covid19.
 
Crisis mental-health services continue to be available through partner organizations in Manitoba at www.gov.mb.ca/health/mh/crisis.html.
 
A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.
 
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