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Manitoba’s top doctor gives COVID-19 update – Winnipeg

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Manitoba’s chief public well being officer will give a COVID-19 replace Monday.

Dr. Brent Roussin has scheduled a press convention for 12:30 p.m. International Information will stream the occasion dwell on this story.

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Manitoba has highest rate of COVID-19 infections in Canada

The media availability comes as Manitoba continues to see rising day by day case counts and, as of Sunday, now has the best per capita COVID-19 an infection fee in Canada.

Numbers reported on Health Canada’s website present Manitoba is Canada’s COVID-19 scorching spot with a seven-day common fee of 33.1 circumstances per 100,000.

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Manitoba has highest COVID-19 an infection fee in Canada

Manitoba has highest COVID-19 an infection fee in Canada

Alberta sits in second place, at a seven-day common fee of 32.9 circumstances per day, in accordance with the nationwide numbers.

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Over the weekend alone, Manitoba reported 964 new circumstances of COVID-19, a majority of them in Winnipeg.

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Manitoba well being officers reported final week that the province is already outpacing their worst-case state of affairs projections. There have been 258 individuals are in hospital and 71 folks in intensive care models as of Sunday morning.

The province continues to be beneath strict COVID-19 well being orders for not less than one other two weeks. That features the closure of gyms and indoor and patio eating at eating places, and having colleges in Brandon and Winnipeg transfer to distant studying.

–With information from Abigail Turner

Questions on COVID-19? Listed here are some issues you could know:

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Symptoms can embody fever, cough and issue respiration — similar to a chilly or flu. Some folks can develop a extra extreme sickness. Folks most susceptible to this embody older adults and other people with extreme power medical circumstances like coronary heart, lung or kidney illness. In case you develop signs, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, consultants suggest frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. Additionally they suggest minimizing contact with others, staying residence as a lot as potential and sustaining a distance of two metres from different folks for those who exit. In conditions the place you’ll be able to’t preserve a protected distance from others, public well being officers suggest using a non-medical face masks or protecting to forestall spreading the respiratory droplets that may carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities throughout the nation, masks or face coverings at the moment are necessary in indoor public areas.

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