WINNIPEG -- As of August 13, the province has recorded 603 cases of COVID-19, both probable and lab-confirmed.

The following is a timeline of all the cases in the province, beginning on March 12, 2020:

 

 

 

MARCH 12

  •  Manitoba health officials confirm the first presumptive case of COVID-19 in the province. The case is a woman in her 40s who lives in the WRHA area. The province says she was exposed to the virus through travel to the Philippines.
  •  Later in the day, the province announces two additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba: two men in their 30s who live in WRHA area. Health authorities say the men were exposed to COVID-19 through travel.

MARCH 13

  •  A fourth person tests positive for COVID-19 in Manitoba. The province says it is a man in his 40s who lives in Winnipeg, who was exposed to the virus through travel to South Korea, the Philippines and Japan.
  •  Province says one of the four COVID-19 cases has been lab-confirmed, and the other three are presumptive positive.
  •  Manitoba’s education minister announces that all kindergarten to Grade 12 classes will be suspended for three weeks, beginning March 23.

MARCH 14

  •  All four cases are lab-confirmed.

MARCH 15

  •  Three more presumptive positive cases are identified, bringing the total number of cases to seven.
  •  Case five is a man in his 70s who lives in Winnipeg and was exposed to the virus through travel; case six is a woman in her 70s, who lives in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority area, and was exposed through travel; and case seven is a woman in her 50s from Winnipeg, exposed to the virus through travel.

MARCH 16

  •  The first seven cases are lab-confirmed.
  •  The province announces another presumptive positive case, bringing the total of cases in the province to eight. Health officials say this case is a man in his 80s who lives in Winnipeg.
 

MARCH 17

  •  Health officials announce seven additional presumptive positive cases in Manitoba, bringing the total to 15.
  •  Case nine is a man in his 60s from a community in the Southern Health region; case 10 is a woman in her 60s from a community in the Southern Health region; case 11 is a woman in her 60s from Winnipeg; case 12 is a woman in her 50s from Winnipeg, case 13 is a woman in her 40s from Winnipeg; case 14 is a man in his 30s from Winnipeg; and case 15 is a woman in her 50s from Winnipeg.
  •  Premier Brian Pallister announces that starting at the end of the day on March 20, all licensed childcare centres will be suspended.

MARCH 18

  •  The province says six of the seven cases announced on March 17 are related to travel, and information is pending about the seventh case.
  •  Two more presumptive positive cases are identified in Manitoba, bring the total to 17.
  •  Case 16 is a woman in her 50s who lives in Winnipeg and case 17 is a man in his 70s who lives in Winnipeg. Both of these cases are related to travel.

MARCH 20

  •  Premier Brian Pallister announces a state of emergency, effective for 30 days.
  •  The province announces surgery programs across the province will be suspending elective surgeries

MARCH 21

  •  An additional case is identified in the province bringing the total to 18.
  •  Case 18 is a woman in her 50s who lives in Winnipeg. She was exposed to COVID-19 through travel.
  •  Later in the day the province announces another probable case of COVID-19.
  •  Case 19 is a woman in her 30s who lives in Winnipeg, and was exposed due to travel.

MARCH 22

  •  Manitoba health officials announce an additional probable case of COVID-19 in the province, bringing the total to 20.
  •  Case 20 is a man in his 40s who lives in Winnipeg and was exposed to COVID-19 through travel.

MARCH 23

  •  The province announces another probable case, but says another case initially identified as probable has been ruled out. Therefore, the total number of cases stays at 20.
  •  The latest case is a man in his 50s who lives in Winnipeg. Health officials say it is related to travel.
  •  The premier announces a new online tool to help connect volunteers with those in need.

MARCH 24

  •  An additional case is identified in Manitoba, bringing the total to 21.
  •  The newest case is a man is his 40s who lives in Winnipeg.
  •  The province announces that non-essential and diagnostic testing will be postponed, and suspends rent increases as well as postpones all hearings for non-urgent matters to avoid evictions.

MARCH 25

  •  Provincial Health Officials announce 14 new probable positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the province to 35.
  •  All of the new cases are believed to be related to travel.
  •  Of the 14 new cases, 11 are in Winnipeg. Two new cases were in the Southern Health region, with the remaining case in the Prairie Mountain region.
  •  First case in child announced. Girl under age of 10 in Winnipeg listed as probable positive.
 

MARCH 26

  •  A new case is identified in the province, bringing the total to 36.
  •  The case is a man in his 20s from Winnipeg. The province says it could be connected to one of the other reported cases.
  •  The province expanded testing for the virus. Healthcare workers and those who live and work in remote or isolated communities or group settings (correctional facilities, shelters, long-term care or residential facilities or remote work camps), and who are showing symptoms are now in the high priority testing category.
  •  Dr. Brent Roussin says schools are unlikely to reopen after the initial three week suspension ends in April.
  •  Premier Brian Pallister called on the federal government to create a Pandemic Emergency Credit Agency to help provinces financially. He said if the pandemic worsens, Manitoba will empty its rainy day fund in three months or less.

MARCH 27

  • Manitoba health officials announce the province's first death due to COVID-19, saying patient-specific details aren’t being shared at this time.
  • Three new cases have also been announced, bringing the province’s total to 39. Public health investigations have begun to determine more details and to determine any possible exposures.

MARCH 28

  • Health officials in the province announced 25 new cases of COVID-19, bringing Manitoba's total to 64.
  • No new deaths were reported in the province, but Dr. Brent Roussin said another person has been admitted into hospital in intensive care.

MARCH 29

  • The province announced eight new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba. This now brings the total number of cases to 72. Public health investigations are underway regarding the new cases.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin said a second person has been hospitalized but the death toll remains at one.
  • Roussin also announced two people have been listed as recovered.

MARCH 30

  • 24 new cases are announced in the province, bringing the total to 96.
  • Four individuals are hospitalized, and one person is in intensive care.
  • The province issued a new public health order, closing non-critical businesses starting on April 1. The closures are in effect until at least April 14.

MARCH 31

  • The province announced seven new cases of COVID-19, bring Manitoba's total cases to 103.
  • Health officials say there are three people in hospital, two of which are in intensive care.
  • A health care worker at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre is confirmed to have COVID-19.
  • The Manitoba government announced that all in-class schooling has been suspended indefinitely. Grade 12 final exams have been cancelled and all students who were set to graduate will do so. All grades students have will be their final mark. They can still improve grades by doing extra projects but their grades can't go any lower.
  • The city announced community athletic fields will not be opening, this includes soccer fields, football fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball diamonds and skate parks.
  • The city said it will also be expanding bicycle and active living transportation routes.

APRIL 1

  • Public health officials say they are seeing early signs of community transmission of the virus.
  • 24 new cases are announced, bringing the total to 127 in Manitoba. As of April 1, four people have been hospitalized with three people in intensive care. Four people have recovered from COVID-19.
  • Public health officials confirm that cases of the virus have been identified in workers at St. Boniface Hospital and Grace Hospital.
  • New screening measures come into effect for all healthcare workers. All staff must have their temperature taken and are required to answer questions about any symptoms they have, their travel history and their exposure to positive COVID-19 cases.

APRIL 2

  • Manitoba Health Officials announce 40 new cases of COVID-19, the largest single day spike of cases so far in the province.
  • An investigation into an outbreak of respiratory illness begins at the Betel Personal Care Home in Gimli, after an employee tested positive for the virus.
  • Shared Health announces more than 40 health care workers at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg have been sent home to self-isolate, after two staff tested positive for the virus.

APRIL 3

  • Provincial health officials announce that there has been a second death in the province related to COVID-19. The death was a man in his 50s from Winnipeg who did have underlying health conditions.
  • The province announces an additional 15 cases in Manitoba, bring the total of COVID-19 cases to 182. Nine people are in hospital, six of them are in intensive care.
  • Winnipeg city council voted in favour of declaring a local state of emergency.

APRIL 4

  • 12 new cases are announced in the province, bringing the total to 194.
  • Provincial health officials say 10 people are in hospital from COVID-19, six of them in intensive care.17 people have recovered so far.
  • The province announces the opening of the first self-isolation centre, built in a Winnipeg hotel.

APRIL 5

  • Nine new cases of COVID-19 are announced, bringing the total to 203
  • 11 people have been hospitalized, with seven in intensive care

APRIL 6

  • One new case of COVID-19 is announced, bringing total to 204.
  • A total of 13,476 tests have been performed at Cadham Provincial Laboratory so far.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin says non-medical masks could provide additional protection to others, adding there is growing evidence that pre-symptomatic people may be able to transmit COVID-19

APRIL 7

  • The province records its third death from COVID-19, a man from Winnipeg in his 60s with underlying medical conditions. The province said the man was in intensive care.
  • 13 new cases were announced by the province, bringing the total to 217.
  • New isolation units opened up for COVID-19 patients at the Health Sciences Centre, St. Boniface Hospital and Grace Hospital. The units are for patients who have tested positive for the virus, but do not require intensive care.

APRIL 8

  • Provincial health officials announce four new cases of COVID-19 in the province.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer, says 69 people have recovered from the virus, but says this does not mean the risk is decreasing. He says there are 149 active cases of the virus in the province.
  • Shared Health says 20 health care workers in the province have tested positive for the virus.
  • Officials urge Manitobans not to gather for Easter and Passover celebrations.
  • The new COVID-19 testing site opens at the St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool and Fitness Centre at 644 Parkdale St.

APRIL 9

  • Three new cases announced, bringing the total to 224
  • A tattoo parlour in Brandon received an emergency health hazard for continuing to operate despite being ordered to close due to being a non-essential business. No fine was issued.
  • Fines for violating public health orders and physical distancing guidelines were announced by Premier Brian Pallister and Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman.

APRIL 10

  • Manitoba reports the fourth death from COVID-19, a man in his 70s from Winnipeg with underlying health conditions.
  • Six new cases were announced, bringing the total to 230.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin said 92 people have recovered from the virus.
  • 10 people remain hospitalized, with five in intensive care

APRIL 11

  • 13 new cases of COVID-19 were announced, bringing Manitoba’s total to 243.
  • 96 people are listed as recovered.

APRIL 12

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced.
  • The province said a previous COVID-19 test was a false positive, bringing the total down to 242 cases.

APRIL 13

  • Health officials announce four new cases in the province.
  • The public health orders in Manitoba are extended to April 28. They were issued on March 30 and set to expire on April 14. Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer says they are potentially looking at enhancing these orders late in the week.

APRIL 14

  • Provincial health officials say there have been no new cases of the virus. Officials warn the lower numbers of COVID-19 does not mean the risk of the virus is reduced.
  • Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister suggests non-frontline public-sector employees accept a reduced work week.
  • The province announces it will compensate health care workers who have to self-isolate for 14 days due to potential exposure to COVID-19.

APRIL 15

  • The province announces a woman in her 60s from the Prairie Mountain Health Region has died of COVID-19. Her death is the fifth virus-related death in Manitoba so far.
  • Two additional cases of COVID-19 are announced, and two previous probable cases test negative, leaving the total number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba at 246.
  • The City of Winnipeg announces it will layoff 674 non-permanent staff members effective April 25, due to COVID-19.
  • The province introduces a number of new bills during an emergency COVID-19 session of the Manitoba Legislature. These include a bill that would increase the province’s authority in the Emergency Measures Act, and a bill that would allocate up to $1 billion for COVID-19 spending.

APRIL 16

  • Health officials announced four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 250.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin announced new health orders that restrict travel within Manitoba and prohibits travel to northern communities.
  • Manitoba expanded the COVID-19 testing criteria, allowing more people to be eligible for testing.
  • The City of Winnipeg introduced a new support program for older adults who feel isolated during the pandemic. 311 is now able to provide help with groceries, medications and specialized social services.
  • An online cognitive behavioural therapy program to help support Manitobans and address anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic is now available.

APRIL 17

  • No new cases of COVID-19 are announced in Manitoba, leaving the total number of cases at 250.
  • Health officials say the number of recoveries now outnumber active cases. 132 people have recovered from the virus in Manitoba, while there are 113 cases are considered active.
  • The province announces it will add $300 million to the COVID-19 procurement fund to respond to front-line health care needs.

APRIL 18

  • Three new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, bring the total number to 253.
  • Health officials said 140 people were listed as recovered, while there were still 108 active cases.
  • Seven people are in hospital, four of them are in intensive care.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin reminded people who celebrate Ramadan that now is not the time to gather and people should still follow social distancing procedures during the holiday.

APRIL 19

  • The province announced no new COVID-19 cases leaving the total at 253.
  • In the province's report, it said 143 people had recovered and there are 105 active cases.
  • Eight people are in hospital, five of which are in intensive care.

APRIL 20

  • The province reports its sixth death from COVID-19, a woman in her 80s from Winnipeg.
  • One new case is announced, bringing the total to 254. The province lists 144 people as recovered, with 105 active cases.
  • Manitoba extends its state of emergency for another 30 days, with the emergency scheduled to end May 18.
  • The number of tests at Cadham Provincial Laboratory crosses 20,000 since February. The province announced it plans to expand the scope of testing with the goal of being able to perform 2,000 tests per day.
  • Shared Health stated its working to increase the number of surgeries performed at the Health Sciences Centre.

APRIL 21

  • Health officials announced one new case of COVID-19 bringing the total number of cases to 255.
  • The province said active cases are below 100, with 99 total, 150 people have recovered.
  • Seven people are in hospital, four of which are in intensive care. There are no new reported deaths.
  • The province is taking additional steps to ensure PPE is available throughout the entire pandemic.
  • Healthcare facilities are now being categorized in zones based on risk.
  • The province is also encouraging people to wear masks when they go to healthcare facilities and also while using public transit, Handi Transit, and taxis.
  • The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba is giving back a $37 million surplus to eligible employers in the province.
  • Premier Brian Pallister said he is taking a 25 per cent pay cut as he is pushing public-sector workers to accept reduced hours or temporary layoffs.

APRIL 22

  • Provincial health officials announced two new cases of COVID-19 bringing Manitoba's total to 257.
  • Seven people are in hospital, three of which are in intensive care. There are no new deaths.
  • There are 97 active COVID-19 cases and 154 people have recovered.
  • The premier and health officials said plans are being worked on to ease health orders in the province.
  • Premier Brian Pallister announced the province is providing $120 million to small and medium-sized businesses.
  • The city announced it will be laying off 253 Winnipeg Transit drivers temporarily.

APRIL 23

  • Health officials announce five new cases of COVID-19 in the province, bringing the total to 262.
  • There are 82 active cases of COVD-19 and 174 people have recovered.
  • No new deaths are announced, the total number of deaths in the province remains at 6.
  • Seven people are in hospital due to COVID-19, including two in intensive care.
  • Manitoba health officials say they’re eying Saskatchewan's COVID-19 reopening plan.
  • Health officials urged people celebrating Ramadan to do so differently and maintain physical distancing.

APRIL 24

  • One new case is added in Manitoba, bringing the total to 263.
  • The province is reporting 196 patients as recovered.
  • Premier Brian Pallister announced plans on how Manitoba will gradually reopen non-essential businesses will be revealed next week.
  • The Manitoba government announced it is launching a Summer Student Recovery Plan, a wage subsidy program that will support high school and post-secondary students who work in the private and non-profit sectors.
  • Shared Health announced surgical activity will increase at several hospitals in Manitoba, with procedures in neurosurgery and vascular surgery being performed.
  • A shipment of vital sign monitors from Manitoba is heading to Ontario and Quebec to assist in their COVID-19 fight.

APRIL 25

  • Health officials do not hold a press conference, but announce four new cases via a news release, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba to 267.
  • So far 199 people have recovered from the virus.
  • Health officials remind Manitobans to avoid visiting cottages, as it could put a strain on smaller health centres if seasonal visitors get sick.

APRIL 26

  • The province announces four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 271.
  • Health officials cancel the news conference update for the day

APRIL 27

  • Provincial health officials announce one new case of the virus, bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 272. So far 205 people have recovered from COVID-19.
  • The province announces that, beginning May 1, personal care home employees will be limited to working at one site, as opposed to multiple locations across the province.
  • It is announced that a resident at the Poseidon Care Centre in Winnipeg has died after testing positive for COVID-19.

APRIL 28

  • Provincial health officials announced there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, keeping the total at 272.
  • There are 57 active cases and 209 people have recovered from the virus.
  • Seven people are in hospital, two of which are in intensive care.
  • The province announced expanded testing criteria.
  • Premier Brian Pallister said the province will announce reopening plans on Wednesday.

APRIL 29

  • The province announces a multi-phase plan to reopen the province, starting with non-essential healthcare and retail businesses which will be allowed to reopen on May 4.
  • The second phase of reopening the economy will start no earlier than June 1. Additional personal services, like nail salons, will be allowed to reopen on June 1.Bars, tattoo parlours and movie theatres will be the last businesses to reopen according to the recovery plan.
  • Manitoba health officials unveil modelling for the province, showing if health measures weren't put in place the province could have had over 2,000 cases by mid-May.
  • Health officials announced one new case of COVID-19 in Manitoba, bringing the total to 273 cases.
  • There are 54 active cases and 213 people have recovered. There are five people in hospital and no one is intensive care. The death toll has remained at six.

APRIL 30

  • The province announces two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 275.
  • Health officials encourage Manitobans to put blue lights up throughout the province to encourage health care workers.
  • The City of Winnipeg releases its plan to reopen some services on May 4. This includes golf courses, outdoor patios, city-owned play structures, skate parks and athletic fields. It said community services including pools, libraries and recreation centres will remain closed for now.

MAY 1

  • Provincial health officials announced four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 279.
  • There are 38 active cases and 235 people have recovered. The death toll remains at six.
  • The public health order that limits personal care home workers to one location came into effect.
  • A new drive-thru site opened in Swan River at 125 Fourth Ave. North
  • The province announced Manitobans will be able to make registrations for campgrounds starting on Monday. Bookings will be staggered to allow social distancing.
  • Health officials announced health care workers will be asking additional questions to COVID-19 positive patients that focus on race, ethnicity and/or Indigenous identity to help with contact tracing.
  • The city announced it had issued its first fine to someone for not following COVID-19 restrictions.

MAY 2

  • Health officials in Manitoba announced one new case of COVID-19 bringing the province's total to 280.
  • There are 38 active cases and 236 people are considered recovered.
  • On Friday, 780 tests were performed, bringing the total to 26,169 tests since early February.

MAY 3

  • The province announced one new case of COVID-19, bringing Manitoba's total to 281.
  • There are 38 active cases and 237 people have recovered from the virus.
  • On Saturday, 643 tests were performed, bringing the province's total to 26,806 since early February.

MAY 4

  • There are no new cases of COVID-19 as the total stayed at 281.
  • One person has been listed as recovered bring the total to 238, while there are 37 active cases.
  • On Sunday, 642 tests were performed bringing the total to 27,446 since early February.
  • The province officially started its first phase of reopening as several non-essential businesses were allowed to open their doors. They still have to follow strict social distancing measures.
  • A secure portal allowing Manitobans to look at their negative test results is now online.
  • During a fiscal update, the province announced it has reduced non-essential workforce expenditures. It is also projecting a deficit of $5 billion in 2020-21.

MAY 5

  • The province announced there was another death related to COVID-19 in Manitoba, bringing the total to seven.
  • Health officials also announced one new case of the virus, bringing the total to 282.
  • There are 37 active cases and 238 people have recovered.
  • Health officials are also investigating a cluster of probable cases at a workplace in the Prairie Mountain Health Region. Dr. Brent Roussin said five people have contracted the virus.
  • The city announced it has handed out a second ticket for not following physical distancing rules.
  • The city is also going to monitor overcrowding on buses to determine if adjustments need to be made.

MAY 6

  • Provincial health officials announced two new cases of COVID-19 in the province, bringing the total to 284.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin said the two new cases are both additional cases of a COVID-19 cluster at a workplace in the province, which brings the cluster total to seven.
  • There are 35 active cases and 242 people are considered recovered.
  • The premier announced the province will be directly matching all funds raised for scholarships and bursaries for post-secondary institutions.
  • Health officials also announced they are looking at ways to safely reopen schools for the next academic year.

MAY 7

  • The province announced no new cases in Manitoba, with health officials adding one probable case ended up being negative bringing the total to 283.
  • Five people are in hospital. There are 33 active cases in Manitoba, while 243 people have recovered.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin said a cluster at a workplace in the province could have been worse if the company didn't take early steps to contain the spread.
  • More than a dozen past cases of severe pneumonia were re-tested for COVID-19 and all came back negative.
  • The province said it will be ramping up surgical activities in Manitoba.
  • The premier announced a $500 million investment in infrastructure projects to help stimulate the economy.
  • Mayor Brian Bowman is calling on the province to partner with the city to develop a recovery plan after COVID-19 is over.

MAY 8

  • Provincial health officials announced one new case of COVID-19 in the province bringing the total to 284.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin said the one case is connected to a cluster at a Brandon workplace. That brings the cluster total to eight. Six of the cases are employees while the other two are close contacts to the employees.
  • There are five people in hospital. There are currently 30 active cases while 247 people are considered recovered.
  • Roussin said 11 per cent of cases in the province are connected to community transmission.
  • Health officials announced that an outbreak of the virus at the Health Sciences Centre has been declared over.
  • The provincial government announced that it will be removing the one-month limitation on prescription drug refills.
  • The province also announced it will be providing nearly $130 million for municipalities in the province. Winnipeg will be given $90.9 million of that with no strings attached to the money.

MAY 9

  • The province announced no new cases of COVID-19 keeping the total at 284.
  • Four people are in hospital with no one in intensive care.
  • There are currently 30 active cases in the province with 247 people recovered.
  • On Friday, 682 tests were performed, bringing the total to 30,014 since early February.

MAY 10

  • Provincial health officials announced three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 287.
  • Four people are in hospital, one of which is in intensive care.
  • There are currently 33 active cases in the province with 247 people considered recovered.
  • There were 641 tests performed on Saturday bringing the total to 30,647 since early February.

MAY 11

  • Health officials in the province announced two new cases of COVID-19, bringing Manitoba's total to 289.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin announced that over the weekend two cases were connected to the workplace cluster at a Brandon trucking company. The cluster total is now 10.
  • There are four people in hospital, one of which is in intensive care.
  • There are 35 active cases and 247 people have recovered.
  • On Sunday, 374 tests were performed, bringing the total to 31,029 since early February.
  • The province announced Mobile testing stations are now in place to help those who are homebound and can't access a testing site and those who are immunocompromised.
  • Manitoba Hydro announced that it will be laying off between 600 and 700 staff temporarily to find cost and labour savings.
  • A Winnipeg massage clinic was given a ticket for over $2,500 for breaking public health orders.
  • The AHL announced that it is cancelling the rest of the regular season and playoffs due to COVID-19.

May 12

  • One new case is linked to the COVID-19 cluster at Paul’s Hauling in Brandon, bringing the total there to 11.
  • The case brings Manitoba’s total to 290
  • 251 patients are considered recovered, while 32 cases are considered active.
  • Premier Brian Pallister announced a $10 million investment for Green Team Projects in Manitoba.
  • Researchers from the University of Manitoba are beginning a clinical trial with the blood thinner heparin to see if it can be used to help treat COVID-19.

MAY 13

  • The province announced no new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, keeping the total at 290.
  • Four people are in hospital, including one person in intensive care. There are 32 active cases and 251 people have recovered.
  • There were 527 tests performed on Tuesday, bringing the total to 31,946 since early February.
  • Health officials announced that testing sites will now be accepting self-referrals and that Manitobans no longer need to call Health Links before going to a testing site.
  • One person from the cluster linked to Paul's Hauling in Brandon in hospital. Three of the 10 cases have recovered.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin reminded Manitobans to stay safe during the long weekend and avoid making stops and limit contact with others.
  • The province announced that it is partnering with the federal government to provide compensation to front-line workers. The province will split $120 million with the federal government.
  • The University of Manitoba said it will be holding remote classes in the fall.

MAY 14

  • Health officials announced one probable case of the virus has been ruled negative, bringing the total to 289
  • Self-referral COVID-19 testing begins for any symptomatic Manitobans
  • Premier Brian Pallister announced new public health enforcement measures, with more than 3,000 personnel able to enforce the orders.

MAY 15

  • The province announced no new cases with the total remaining at 289.
  • The number of active cases dropped below 30 for the first time, with 28 active cases and there are 254 recoveries.
  • There are three people in hospital, including one in intensive care.
  • There were 814 tests performed on Thursday, bringing the total to 33,045 since early February.
  • One health care worker tested positive for COVID-19 in the last seven days bringing the total to 26, but of those cases 25 have recovered.
  • The province announced the state of emergency has been extended and will take effect on May 17, at 4 p.m. for an additional 30 days.

MAY 16

  • No new cases are announced, leaving the total number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba at 289.
  • News breaks that a contract security guard at a pork processing plant in Brandon, Man., has tested positive for COVID-19. The company, Maple Leaf Foods, said the person is not currently an employee and has not been at the plant since April 28.

MAY 17

  • No new cases of COVID-19 are announced.

MAY 18

  • After going six days in a row without a new case, the province announced one new case in Manitoba, bringing the total to 290

MAY 19

  • Health officials say the COVID-19 case that was announced on the weekend was an employee at a Walmart in Winnipeg.
  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced, leaving the total number of cases at 290. There are 26 active cases and 257 recoveries.
  • The new community testing site opens in Winnipeg for those who are experiencing homelessness or living in a shelter.

MAY 20

  • Health officials announced that restrictions on group gathering sizes and personal care home visitation will be loosened in the coming days and weeks.
  • Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announced the provincial government is giving $10 million in grants to community organizations and municipalities to help recover from the pandemic.
  • No new cases are announced, leaving the total number of COVID-19 cases at 290; though the number of recoveries increased to 260.

MAY 21

  • Health officials announced there are no new cases of COVID-19 in the province, leaving the total number of cases at 290.
  • There is one person in hospital and no one is in intensive care. There are currently 18 active cases and 265 people have recovered. There were 582 tests performed on Wednesday, bringing the total to 36,402 since early February.
  • Premier Brian Pallister announced the draft of Phase Two of reopening in Manitoba.
  • As part of the second phase many businesses and other facilities will be able to open at a reduced capacity, such as bars and restaurants and gyms and fitness centres.
  • Schools could also reopen which would allow for tutoring options in one-on-one settings or small group scenarios. The premier said school could also start early on August 31 to allow for a transition for students and some non-instructional days could be used for classroom time.

MAY 22

  • The province announced two new cases of COVID-19, bringing Manitoba's total to 292.
  • The two new cases involve a boy under the age of 10 and a woman in her 30s, both in the Winnipeg area.
  • There are currently 18 active cases and 267 people have recovered.
  • There is one person in hospital and no in intensive care.
  • There were 873 tests performed on Thursday, bringing the total to 37,272 since early February.
  • The increase in gathering sizes came into effect on Friday. Indoor spaces can have 25 people while outside groups can be up to 50 people as along as physical distancing measures are followed.
  • The province also announced it is starting asymptomatic testing for clients in health-care settings.
  • The city said it will begin accepting park bookings as it gets ready for the second phase of reopening.
  • Temporary patio applications are also being extended until July 6.
  • The city also did not say when libraries and pools will be reopened.

MAY 23

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced.
  • 268 people were listed as recovered, with 17 active cases.
  • There were no hospitalizations reported due to the virus.

MAY 24

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Sunday.

MAY 25

  • For the third straight day, no new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba.
  • A new wellness line for those with living with developmental disabilities, as well as their families and their support networks, was launched by the St. Amant Centre. Manitobans can call 204-258-7076 (in Winnipeg) or 1-877-858-7076 (outside of Winnipeg).

MAY 26

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba for the fourth consecutive day.
  • One person has recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 269. There are now 16 active cases.

MAY 27

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced

MAY 28

  • Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported, the first new cases in nearly a week. Both cases were in Winnipeg, and identified in males between 20-29 years old.
  • Active cases sit at 14, while 273 people have recovered.

MAY 29

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced, leaving the total at 294.
  • Emergency room wait times dropped in Manitoba. According to Shared Health, the median wait time for April was 38 minutes.

MAY 30

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Manitoba.
  • There were nine active cases of the virus reported.

MAY 31

  • One new case of COVID-19 was reported, bringing the total to 295.
  • Active cases are now at 10.

JUNE 1

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced.
  • The second phase of Manitoba’s reopening officially occurred. Businesses such as gyms, nail salons, and tattoo parlours were allowed to reopen, with strict measures in place.
  • Lanette Siragusa with Shared Health said guidelines to resume patient visits at hospitals are expected to be released later this week. Victoria General Hospital has decided to do a pilot project allowing outdoor visits for medically stable patients who can go out and visit with their families and loved ones.

JUNE 2

  • Health officials announce two new cases of the virus, bringing the total to 297
  • The two positive cases are two males in their 40s in the Southern region, a provincial spokesperson confirmed, adding there is no other information available on the cases at this time.
  • Truck drivers have been provided with information about voluntary asymptomatic testing because of their frequent out-of-the province travel.
  • Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announces it will distribute $120 million to front line workers through a new Risk Recognition program.
  • The City of Winnipeg announces spray pads will begin reopening, along with some library services. The city also said it will end the community services ambassador program on June 6.

JUNE 3

  • Provincial health officials announced one new case of COVID-19, bringing the total to 298 cases.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin said this case and the three previous cases are all connected to travel in a group of temporary foreign workers in the Southern Health Region.
  • There are nine active cases and 282 people are considered recovered.
  • On Tuesday, 824 tests were performed, bringing the total to 45,923 since early February.
  • The province also announced that visitor access to hospitals will be expanding under Phase Two of reopening.

JUNE 4

  • As of June 4, provincial health officials announced no new cases of COVID-19.
  • The province reported two new recoveries, bringing the total to 284.
  • The number of active cases is now at seven.

JUNE 5

  • Two more cases of COVID-19 were reported, bringing the total to 300.
  • The cases involved a truck driver that travelled in the United States and a close contact of the truck driver.
  • Changes to hospital visiting rules came into effect in some hospitals today, but other hospital visiting rules will take effect next week.
  • Due to low patient volume, certain community testing sites will be closed on Sundays. These include the sites in Brandon, Portage la Prairie, Steinbach, and Winkler, as well as the Thunderbird House in Winnipeg.

JUNE 6 and 7

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Manitoba over the weekend.

JUNE 8

  • For the third consecutive day, health officials say there are no new cases of the virus in Manitoba, leaving the total number of cases at 300. There are nine active cases, and 284 recoveries.

JUNE 9

  • For the fourth consecutive day, no new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba
  • One new recovery was announced, bringing the total to 285. There are now eight active cases.

JUNE 10

  • There were no new cases of COVID-19 announced for the fifth consecutive day.

JUNE 11

  • Premier Brian Pallister announces the draft plan for phase three of reopening Manitoba, which if approved is scheduled to begin on June 21.
  • It proposes increases to group sizes and changes to the requirement to self-isolate after domestic travel.
  • For the sixth consecutive day, no new cases of COVID-19 are announced.
  • The total number of cases in Manitoba remains at 300.
  • One more recovery is announced, bringing the total recoveries to 286, and the number of active cases to seven.

JUNE 12

  • After six straight days without a new case, one new COVID-19 case is reported in Manitoba, bringing the total to 301.
  • The new case is a woman in her 30s in the Winnipeg region.
  • Only five cases in Manitoba are active, 289 people have recovered from the virus, and there are no hospitalizations.

JUNE 13

  • Two new cases of COVID-19 are reported in Manitoba, bringing the total to 303.
  • Both cases are two men in their 30s from Winnipeg.

JUNE 14

  • One new case of COVID-19 is reported, bringing the total to 304.
  • The new case is a man in his 20s from Winnipeg.

JUNE 15

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced. There are five active cases, and 292 people are considered recovered.
  • The province provided additional information about cases last week and on the weekend. One case was a woman in her 30s who contracted the virus after travelling from Ontario. The weekend cases were all close contacts of a previously existing case.

JUNE 16

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Tuesday.

JUNE 17

  • Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba, bringing the total since March to 306.
  • Both cases were in Winnipeg. One was a male between the ages of 10 and 19 years of age, while the second was a man in his 30s.
  • Of the cases, six are considered active, while 293 people have recovered.
  • Manitoba announced the third phase of reopening will begin on June 21. The change will allow people traveling from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, as well as people living in the area of northwestern Ontario, west of Terrace Bay, to visit Manitoba without having to self-isolate for 14 days if they are not showing symptoms and have no known exposure to COVID-19.
  • Restaurants will also be able to reopen at full capacity, as long as tables and seating are arranged so there are temporary or physical barriers, or two metres of separation between the people sitting at different tables.

JUNE 18

  • Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Thursday, bringing the total since March to 308.
  • The two new cases were related to international travel, according to Dr. Brent Roussin, with one of the cases coming back from Europe.
  • Health officials warned one of the cases went to the Home Depot on Bishop Grandin Boulevard on June 12 and also went to the Kenaston Boulevard Walmart on June 13. Both times, they were not showing symptoms. Health officials said the possibility of exposure was low, but people who visited those stores should get tested if symptoms develop.
  • Eight cases are considered active, and 293 people have recovered.

JUNE 19

  • Early on Friday, Health officials announce one new case of the virus in Manitoba, a man in his 40s from Winnipeg.
  • Late Friday afternoon, health officials announce two new cases of the virus have been identified, both in the Southern region.
  • They say one of the new cases visited JT's Store and Diner in Blumenort while they were symptomatic.
  • The new cases bring the total number of cases in Manitoba to 311.

JUNE 20

  • Two new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Manitoba, bringing the total to 313

JUNE 21

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Manitoba.

JUNE 22

  • Health officials announced one new case of COVID-19 related to travel, adding that five recently announced cases have all been linked to travel. The total number of cases in Manitoba is 314 since March.
  • Manitoba's education minister announced students will return to the classroom on Sept. 8, 2020.
  • The province has extended the freeze on rent increases and the hold on non-urgent eviction hearings until after Sept. 30.
  • Cameron Friesen, the minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living, announced the province will begin to allow indoor visits at care homes.

JUNE 23

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced Tuesday.
  • Premier Brian Pallister unveiled the Manitoba Job Restart program, which will give direct payments of up to $2,000 to help qualified Manitobans return to work. Pallister said in order to be eligible, however, Manitobans have to stop collecting the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).

JUNE 24

  • Health officials announced one new case of COVID-19, bringing the province’s total number of cases to 315 since early March.
  • The newest case is a man in his 30s from the Winnipeg region.
  • There are 15 active cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba and 293 people have recovered from the virus.
  • There were 715 tests performed on Tuesday, bringing the total to 59,357 since early February.

JUNE 25

  • Health officials announced one new case of COVID-19 in Manitoba, which brings the province’s total to 316.
  • The latest case is a man in his 40s in the Southern Health Region.
  • There are 15 active cases of the virus in Manitoba, with 294 recoveries.

JUNE 26

  • Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba, bringing the total to 318.
  • The new cases are both in Winnipeg. One is a male in his 30s, and the province said the case is travel related. The second case is a woman in her 50s and a close contact with a previously known case.
  • The number of recoveries from the virus is now at 300, and there are 11 active cases.

JUNE 27

  • Four new COVID-19 cases were announced in Manitoba.

JUNE 28

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Sunday.

JUNE 29

  • Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced, bringing the total to 324.
  • Monday’s newest cases were both located in Winnipeg. The cases are a woman in her 20s and a man in his 30s.
  • The government provided more information on the four cases from the weekend. The cases announced on Saturday were two men in their 30s and a man in his 40s in the Winnipeg Health Region, and one man in his 30s from the Southern Health Region.
  • The province said of the six newest cases, three are connected to the trucking industry. Other cases are linked to travel or a close contact of a known case.

JUNE 30

  • One new case of COVID-19 was identified in Manitoba, bringing the total number of cases since March to 325. The new case is a woman in her 20s from the Winnipeg region.
  • The number of active cases in the province is now at 18.
  • The province also revealed a case identified on June 29 travelled on three Air Canada flights. The person was a passenger on Air Canada flight AC295 from Winnipeg to Vancouver on June 18, and was also on flight AC 122 from Vancouver to Toronto on June 21 and flight AC 259 from Toronto to Winnipeg on June 23.
  • Those sitting in rows 15-19 on flight 295 and in rows 35-40 on flight 259 are asked to monitor for symptoms (the rows are not yet known from flight 122). The province said the risk of exposure is currently low.

JULY 1

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced.

JULY 2

  • No new COVID-19 cases were announced on July 2.
  • Two more people recovered from the virus, leaving 16 active cases, and 302 recoveries.
  • The province updated the seats on two of the Air Canada flights where a COVID-19 case travelled on. The flights were first announced June 30.
  • Those who were in rows 19 to 25 on AC 295 and rows 24 to 30 on AC 259 are considered a close contact and are at risk of exposure. The province urges them to self-isolate for 14 days after the flight and monitor for symptoms. Anyone on these flights, but not in the impacted seats, should still monitor for symptoms.

JULY 3

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were found in Manitoba.
  • It was previously reported that the case was on an Air Canada flight on June 18, but the province is now saying it was June 19. The flight was AC 295 from Winnipeg to Vancouver. The affected rows on the flight are rows 19 to 25.
  • Health officials are also advising people in rows 31 to 37 on flight AC 122 from Vancouver to Toronto on June 21 that they are considered close contacts and are also at risk of exposure to COVID-19.

JULY 4 & 5

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Manitoba.

JULY 6

  • Manitoba reports no new COVID-19 cases for a sixth consecutive day
  • There are 14 active cases, and 304 people are now listed as recovered.
  • All regions of Manitoba will begin gradually resuming home care services. At present, resumption of service will be limited to priority one and two services, which includes meal preparation and helping clients get dressed.

JULY 7

  • No new COVID-19 cases were reported. 
  • Three more people have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 307. There are now 11 active cases.

JULY 8

  • Five more recoveries from COVID-19 were reported, bringing the total to 312. There are now six active cases.
  • Manitoba records the eighth consecutive day of no new COVID-19 cases in the province.

JULY 9

  • The province announced there are no new cases of COVID-19 for the ninth day in a row.
  • There are four active cases and 314 people have recovered from the virus.
  • On Wednesday, 379 tests were done, bringing the total to 68,015 since early February.

JULY 10

  • For a 10th straight day, the province announced no new cases of COVID-19, to keep total cases at 325 since early March.
  • There are currently four active cases and 314 people have recovered.
  • There were 928 tests performed on Thursday, bringing the province's total to 69,036 since early February.

JULY 11

  • Health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Manitoba.

JULY 12

  • Manitoba goes 12 days straight without a new case of the virus, with the number of cases staying at 325.

JULY 13 

  • Manitoba hits a 13th consecutive day without reporting a new COVID-19 case.
  • There is currently one active case, and 317 people have recovered from the virus.
  • A respiratory virus steering committee has been created, which will help officials prepare for COVID-19 and the upcoming influenza season together.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin said the province is looking at lifting additional restrictions due to the low case numbers in Manitoba.

JULY 14

  • Five new cases of COVID-19 are announced in the province, bringing the total number of cases since March to 330.
  • The new cases end a 13-day streak of no new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba.
  • The province extends the State of Emergency for another 30 days.

JULY 15

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Manitoba.
  • Five cases remain active and there have been 318 recoveries.
  • Manitoba’s test positivity rate over the past five days has been 0.16 per cent.

JULY 16

  • One new case of COVID-19 identified, bringing the total to 331. The case was a man in his 30s in the Southern Health Region.
  • The number of active cases remains at six, with 318 people listed as recovered.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin said one of the recent six cases happened through community transmission and it is a woman in her 20s in the Southern Health Region.
  • Roussin said an announcement on more businesses being allowed to reopen, such as movie theatres, is scheduled for next week.

JULY 17

  • Five new cases were announced in Manitoba, bringing the total to 336.
  • The five cases were a man and woman in their 60s, a man and woman in their 30s, and a woman in her 20s. All five cases are linked to a Hutterite colony in the Interlake-Eastern Health region.
  • In a late update, public health officials said people may have been exposed to COVID-19 after a case attended several locations in Manitoba while they were symptomatic.
  • Officials said on July 8, the person went to the Dollarama at 1516 Regent Avenue West between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. They then went to the Walmart at 1576 Regent Avenue West between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. and then Smitty's at 1512 Regent Avenue West between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • On July 10, they went to Tim Hortons at 3965 Portage Avenue between 3:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. followed by a stop at the Safeway/Starbucks in Brandon on July 11, located at 921 18th Street North between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

JULY 18

  • Health officials identify one new case of the virus in the province.

JULY 19

  • Six new cases were announced, bringing the total to 343.

JULY 20

  • The province said 18 new cases of COVID-19 were discovered over the weekend, bringing the total since March to 354. The five-day test positivity rate is 0.83 per cent.
  • One person is hospitalized in intensive care. It’s the first case hospitalized since June 6. The province said there are 29 active cases.
  • Of the new cases, 11 are from the Interlake-Eastern Health Region, three cases are in the Winnipeg Health Region, three cases are in the Prairie Mountain Health Region and one case was announced in the Southern Health Region.
  • 10 of the cases are from Hutterite colonies. Two cases are travel-related, three are close contacts with another case, one is transport-related, and two are not linked to another contact or travel.
  • The province said one of the travel cases came from Manila, Philippines. The flight, which was Asiana flight OZ 0704 went to Seoul, South Korea on July 7, then on July 8 Air Canada flight AC 0064 from Seoul travelled to Vancouver and then Air Canada flight AC 0296 went from Vancouver to Winnipeg. The affected rows on the first Air Canada flight are from 26 to 32. For the second flight, the affected rows are 21 to 27.
  • The Manitoba government announced it is setting aside $2.5 million to have Winnipeg considered as a hub city for a potential CFL fall season. The funding is part of an $8 million announcement to attract more events to the province to help the economy recover from the pandemic.

JULY 21

  • Twelve new cases were added in Manitoba, bringing the total to 366. The cases are mostly related to outbreaks on Hutterite colonies and international travel. There are now 41 active cases in Manitoba.
  • Health officials said one of the new positive cases was a passenger on an international flight from Melbourne, Australia to Winnipeg.
  • The person was on Qatar Airways flight QR905 from Melbourne to Doha, Qatar on July 5. On July 6, the passenger flew on Qatar Airways flight QR763 from Doha to Montreal, and then later in the day, flew from Montreal to Winnipeg on Air Canada Flight AC8595.
  • The province said the five-day test positivity rate in Manitoba is 1.03 per cent.
  • Manitoba released the draft plan for the fourth phase of reopening, which could take effect on July 25. If implemented, it would increase gathering sizes to 75 people indoors and 250 people outdoors, increase visitation at personal care homes, and allow casinos and movie theatres to reopen with capacity restrictions.
  • Winnipeg is announced as the hub city for a shortened CFL season in September, if the league and players reach a deal.

JULY 22

  • Eight new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba, bringing the total since early March to 374. There are now 49 active cases.
  • Seven of the eight new cases were found in Hutterite colonies.
  • Health officials said the current five-day test positivity rate is 1.12 per cent.

JULY 23

  • One new COVID-19 case was announced, a man in his 40s from the Interlake-Eastern region, bringing the total since March to 375.
  • A modified version of the phase 4 of reopening will take effect July 25. The province announced, following feedback, it would hold off on lifting the self-isolation requirements for people travelling from Atlantic Canada, Quebec and eastern Ontario. Group size changes were also shelved for the time being.
  • The province also announced it will no longer identify if Hutterite colonies are the source of outbreaks of COVID-19, noting the stigma the groups are facing.

JULY 24

  • The province announces a possible exposure of COVID-19 at the Dakota Tipi Gaming Centre on July 17, 18, and 19.
  • Cases of COVID-19 jump again in Manitoba, as health officials announce nine new cases, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed and probable positive cases to 384.

JULY 25

  • Provincial health officials announced four new cases of COVID-19 in the province, bringing the total to 388.

JULY 26

  • Six new cases of the virus were announced.

JULY 27

  • Six new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba, bringing the total to 400 since March 12.
  • Three people are now hospitalized, with two people in intensive care. There are now 74 active cases in Manitoba, and 319 people have recovered.
  • A new COVID-19 testing site opened on St. Mary’s Road in Winnipeg.
  • The Winnipeg Airports Authority mandated mandatory masks for everyone inside the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport beginning July 29.

JULY 28

  • Manitoba reports the eighth death from COVID-19, a man in his 70s from the Southern Health Region. The man was not in hospital prior to his death, and his case was announced on Tuesday. It is the first death from the virus since May 5.
  • Five new cases of COVID-19 were identified on Tuesday, bringing the total to 405 since March 12. The current test positivity rate is 0.4 per cent.
  • Three people are hospitalized, with two people in intensive care. 78 cases are active, and 319 people have recovered.
  • Health officials are also updating the potential exposure dates at the Sherwood Grocery Store in Gull Lake. It was originally reported that a symptomatic individual visited the store between July 19-21. Now, officials are saying it happened between July 20-21.
  • Masks in indoor enclosed spaces in the Northwestern Health Unit in Ontario will become mandatory August 17.

JULY 29

  • Three new cases were announced, bringing the total to 407. The province also removed one case announced this week from the case total, because it was determined he had recovered from a previous infection from another province.
  • The five-day test positivity rate is 0.44 per cent. Six people are in hospital, with four people in intensive care.
  • 74 cases are considered active, and 325 people have recovered.
  • The Manitoba government will be distributing pay from the Risk Recognition Program to over 78,000 Manitoba workers as a thank you for working on the front lines. With the tax being deducted, each person will receive $1,377 and will be notified by email. The money will be deposited in their account through a direct deposit.

JULY 30

  • Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced, bringing the total since March to 409. Both cases were men in their 30s in the Prairie Mountain Health Region.
  • The five-day test positivity rate is 0.40 per cent, and there are 76 active cases.
  • The province announced its plan for students to return to school in September. The plan will see in-class learning resume full-time, five days a week, starting on Sept. 8 for students in kindergarten through to Grade 8, as well as students with special needs in all grades.
  • It is the province's goal to send high school students (Grades 9 to 12) back to class full-time, but some remote learning may be required based on the school's ability to implement the necessary public health measures to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission. School divisions will need to ensure students learning remotely have access to technology.

JULY 31

  • Six new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Manitoba, bringing the total to 415.
  • Six people are hospitalized, with five people in intensive care. There are currently 70 active cases and the province is reporting 337 people have now recovered from the virus.
  • The province said one of the new cases identified on Friday visited Blazers Mini Mart, located at 140 Main Street North in Minnedosa, on July 25, and one of the cases identified on July 30 visited Asian Spices of Brandon, located at 437-A 10th Street, on July 22 and 23. Health officials said the risk of exposure is low, but are telling people who were at those locations at those times to monitor for symptoms.

AUGUST 1

  • Health officials announce two new new cases of the virus.

AUGUST 2

  • Eighteen new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Manitoba, bringing the total to 435.

AUGUST 3

  • Five new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Manitoba, bringing the total to 440.
  • The province originally announced seven cases on Monday, but revised the total on Tuesday during a news conference, saying five cases were identified.
  • Several businesses in Steinbach, including the Steinbach Credit Union, Smitty's and Boston Pizza, have closed after positive COVID-19 tests in the city.

AUGUST 4

  • Provincial health officials announced two new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, bringing the total number of cases since early March to 442.
  • The province said there were 27 cases identified over the long weekend.
  • The number of active cases rose at 94, and the number of people who have recovered from the virus is 341.

AUGUST 5 

  • Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba, bringing the total to 444.
  • Maple Leaf foods confirmed an employee at the Brandon plant has tested positive for COVID-19, and is recovering at home.
  • Health officials said passengers may have been exposed to COVID-19 on two Air Canada flights in July. The first flight was AC 873 from Frankfurt, Germany, to Toronto on July 26. The second flight was also on July 26 and was flight AC 265 from Toronto to Winnipeg.
  • The affected rows are not known for the first flight; while the affected rows on the second flight are rows 22 to 28.

AUGUST 6

  • 30 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Manitoba, bringing the total to 474.
  • The province said there is a cluster of COVID-19 cases in Brandon, adding it is not linked to a workplace. There are currently 28 cases that are part of the cluster.
  • Maple Leaf Foods confirms an additional three employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The president of the union representing workers at the plant is calling on Maple Leaf to close the plant temporarily for deep cleaning.
  • An employee at a Brandon Tim Hortons tested positive for COVID-19.
  • A daycare in St. Francois Xavier closed after a child tested positive for COVID-19
  • Health officials warn potential exposure of COVID-19 on an Air Canada flight from Montreal to Winnipeg. Flight AC 8595 happened on July 29 and the affected rows are 16 to 22.
  • Those in the affected rows are told to self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms and passengers on the flight and not in the affected seats are told to self-monitor for symptoms and then isolate if symptoms develop.

AUGUST 7

  • Health officials announced 17 news cases in Manitoba, bringing the total to 491 since early March.
  • There are currently nine people in hospital, with three in intensive care. There are 132 active cases and 351 people have recovered.
  • Health officials warned the public of possible community transmission in western Manitoba, which includes the Brandon area.
  • The union representing workers at the Maple Leaf plant in Brandon confirmed 10 employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

AUGUST 8

  • 16 new cases of COVID-19 are announced.
  • Manitoba administers more than 100,000 tests since February.

AUGUST 9

  • 35 new cases of COVID-19 are announced.
  • The province said the majority of announced cases are linked to known clusters in the Southern Health region and in Brandon.

AUGUST 10

  • Manitoba announced 16 new cases of COVID-19.
  • Health officials said many of the new cases are linked to a cluster in Brandon, which totals 64.
  • The province said 22 of Manitoba’s cases are connected to a business in Brandon.

AUGUST 11

  • Four new COVID-19 cases were announced in Manitoba. Three of the new cases are in the Prairie Mountain Health Region, with one case in the Winnipeg region.
  • The five-day test positivity rate is 1.27 per cent.
  • The province said additional exposure to a COVID-19 case at a Brandon Tim Hortons on the Trans-Canada Highway may have occurred on August 3 and 4. The province said the risk of infection is low.
  • A new testing site will be opening in Brandon on Aug. 12 at the Keystone Centre. It will be open Monday to Thursday from 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., and on Sunday from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

AUGUST 12

  • Sixteen new cases were announced in Manitoba, bringing the total to 578 since March 12.
  • There are 202 active cases and 368 people have recovered from COVID-19.
  • Health officials warn of potential COVID-19 exposure on three flights during August 3-4.
  • The flights are an Air India Flight AI 121 from New Delhi, India, to Frankfurt, Germany on August 3 (affected rows 30 to 36), Air Canada Flight 873 from Frankfurt, Germany to Toronto Pearson International Airport on Aug. 4 (affected rows 32 to 38), and Air Canada Flight 271 from Toronto Pearson International Airport to the James A. Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg on Aug. 4 (affected rows 19 to 25).
  • The province said the exposure risk is considered low, but are advising people to monitor for symptoms.
  •  The state of emergency in Manitoba is extended for another 30 days.
  •  A Winnipeg restaurant is fined more than $10,000 for for allegedly breaking public health orders a second time.

AUGUST 13

  • The City of Brandon says one of its employees has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The province announces 25 new cases of COVID-19, many of which are a part of a growing COVID cluster in Brandon.
  • Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen is recommending students in Grades 5 to 12, along with school staff and others in schools, wear masks.
  • The province announces more details about the return to school plan, which include plans for physical distancing, additional hand sanitizing stations, and rules about staying home when ill.
  • A Winnipeg restaurant is fined more than $10,000 for for allegedly breaking public health orders a second time.