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Well being officers replace Manitoba’s COVID-19 scenario – Winnipeg

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Manitoba’s deputy chief provincial public well being officer will give an replace on the province’s COVID-19 battle Friday.

Dr. Jazz Atwal has scheduled a press convention for 12:30 p.m. World Information will stream the occasion stay on this story.

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Manitoba reported 360 new COVID-19 instances and 5 deaths Thursday. Intensive care items remained swollen and, as of Thursday morning, 39 COVID-19 sufferers have been receiving care in different provinces in an try and unlock mattress house.

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On Thursday well being officers additionally reported the demise of a lady in her 50s who had been transferred to Ontario on Could 23. It’s the second demise of a Manitoba COVID-19 affected person who had been despatched out of province.

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Whereas every day an infection charges have dropped within the final two weeks, the variety of folks in intensive care might enhance one other 10 per cent by subsequent week earlier than beginning to drop, Atwal stated Thursday.

Since March 2020, Manitoba has reported 51,935 COVID-19 instances and 1,067 folks with the virus have died.

–With information from The Canadian Press 

Questions on COVID-19? Listed here are some issues it’s essential to know:

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

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To prevent the virus from spreading, consultants advocate frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. In addition they advocate minimizing contact with others, staying dwelling as a lot as potential and sustaining a distance of two metres from different folks in case you exit. In conditions the place you may’t preserve a secure distance from others, public well being officers advocate using a non-medical face masks or overlaying to stop 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 obligatory in indoor public areas.

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