COVID-19 update: 16 new cases in Manitoba, state of emergency extended

Manitoba reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 August 12 and extended the province's state of emergency for another 30 days, going into effect at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The state of emergency remains unchanged from its last alterations July 24, allowing free travel between Manitoba and the rest of western Canada and parts of northwestern Ontario, including travel to and from northern Manitoba. Anyone travelling into Manitoba from eastern Canada is asked to quarantine for two weeks on arrival.

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Of the 16 new cases, 10 were found in Winnipeg. Four cases were reported within Prairie Mountain Health, with the other two found in Southern Health-Sante Sud and the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority. Eight new recoveries were reported Wednesday.

In Saskatchewan, recoveries outnumbered new cases by a wide margin - five more people now have the disease, centred around Regina and north central Saskatchewan, but 20 people who had COVID-19 have now recovered.

Province-wide, 10 people remain in hospital due to COVID-19, with five people currently in intensive care.

In far north Saskatchewan, COVID-19 has been in a stasis. Only one reported case remains in the far north, located in the west side of the region near the Alberta border. No cases have been reported in communities in the far north east 2 zone, consisting of Creighton and other Saskatchewan communities near Flin Flon.

 

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