17 new COVID-19 cases identified in Manitoba Tuesday
WINNIPEG -- Provincial health officials have announced 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba.
The announcement came in a news bulletin Tuesday afternoon.
This brings the province's total number of lab-confirmed and probable positive cases to 1,466 since early March.
The current test positivity rate now sits at 1.4 per cent.
The new cases announced on Tuesday include:
- one case in the Interlake-Eastern Health Region;
- one case in Prairie Mountain Health Region;
- two cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud Health Region; and
13 cases in the Winnipeg Health Region.
The province has 269 active cases, and 1,181 people have recovered.
Twelve people are in hospital with COVID-19, three of which are in intensive care.
The number of deaths in the province related to COVID-19 remains at 16.
On Monday, 1,447 tests were performed, bringing the total to 157,440 since early February.
One of the cases announced Tuesday is worker at Bethesda Place personal care home.
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The province also announced a possible COVID-19 exposure at another Manitoba school.
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A possible COVID-19 exposure at St. Amant was announced too.
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