Today we learned of a slight increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba.
Chief provincial public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin says 7 more cases have been identified.
This brings the total number of lab-confirmed and probable cases in Manitoba to 103. Four people are listed as recovered.
The number of confirmed cases in the PMH region remains at 9.
Public health is reminding Manitobans to stay home as much as possible and limit travel to essential trips only. Anyone returning from international or domestic travel must self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms.
The chief nursing officer for Shared Health Lanette Siragusa says the province is putting out a call for more nurses to join the fight against COVID, especially those with critical care experience.
“Specifically we are looking at registered nurses, or LPN’s, with previous adult or pediatric critical care experience, who may be looking to pick up additional shifts, or be reassigned from their current unit into the ICU" and added, “we’re also looking for nurses that may be willing to be redeployed to a different site.”
Any person concerned about their exposure to or risk of having COVID-19 should call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 to be screened to see if a test is required.
Dauphin now has a community drive-thru testing site at the MPI Service Centre. The hours of operation are from 10am - 3pm.
For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, click here.