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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

August 9, 2020

COVID-19 BULLETIN #151



Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.45 per cent. 
Thirty-five new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 542. 
 
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
 
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION ATTACHED



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Background Information - http://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/newslinks/2020/08/BG-COVID-19_Bulletin_151-HL.pdf