Manitoba’s chief public well being officer will give an replace on the province’s COVID-19 battle Tuesday.
Dr. Brent Roussin has scheduled a press convention for 12:30 p.m. International Information will stream the occasion stay on this story.
No up to date COVID-19 numbers have been launched for Manitoba Monday as well being officers took a time without work for Louis Riel Day.
Well being officers suggested 5 further deaths in individuals with COVID-19 Sunday, and 80 new infections have been reported.
Sunday’s deaths convey the province’s demise toll associated to the virus to 871. Because the virus was first recognized in Manitoba final March, 30,766 infections have been reported.
Coronavirus: Canadian army headed to Pauingassi First Nation, Man.
Over the weekend the Meeting of Manitoba Chiefs mentioned seven possible instances of the B.1.1.7. coronavirus variant, which was first found in the UK, have possible been present in Pauingassi First Nation.
The samples have been screened at Manitoba’s Cadham provincial laboratory and have been despatched to the Nationwide Microbiology Lab for affirmation.
The distant group, roughly 282 km northeast of Winnipeg, has been below a strict lockdown since Feb. 2, with residents required to remain at house apart from important functions.
Manitoba’s first confirmed case of the U.Okay. variant was present in Winnipeg. The case was associated to worldwide journey, officers mentioned earlier this month.
The COVID-19 variant is believed to be extra contagious and has made its approach to all 10 provinces in Canada, officers introduced Saturday.
–With recordsdata from Joe Scarpelli
Questions on COVID-19? Listed here are some issues you might want to know:
Symptoms can embody fever, cough and issue respiratory — similar to a chilly or flu. Some individuals can develop a extra extreme sickness. Folks most liable to this embody older adults and folks with extreme persistent medical situations like coronary heart, lung or kidney illness. Should you develop signs, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, specialists suggest frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. In addition they suggest minimizing contact with others, staying house as a lot as doable and sustaining a distance of two metres from different individuals if you happen to exit. In conditions the place you may’t hold a secure distance from others, public well being officers suggest the usage of 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 are actually obligatory in indoor public areas.
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