4 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Manitoba on Tuesday

There are four new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, says a bulletin issued by the province on Tuesday.

Total number of cases in Manitoba is 562 with 194 active cases

A health-care worker does testing at a drive-through COVID-19 assessment centre at the Etobicoke General Hospital in Toronto. Manitoba reported 4 new cases on Tuesday. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

There are four new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, says a bulletin issued by the province on Tuesday.

Of the new cases, three are from the Prairie Mountain Health Region: a woman in her 20s and two men in their 30s.

There is also one new case in Winnipeg — a man in his 20s.

The total number of cases in Manitoba is 562, with 194 active cases.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.27 per cent.

It's the first time in five days Manitoba has seen new cases in the single digits.

The red line illustrates the cumulative number of cases, while the grey bars illustrate new cases each day. (Jacques Marcoux/CBC)

"Of the total cases, many are linked to known clusters in Brandon or are close contacts of previously announced cases," but some are community transmission, the bulletin says.

There are five people currently in hospital, with three in intensive care.

People who went to the Tim Horton's on the Trans-Canada Highway at 18th Street in Brandon on Aug. 1, 3 and 4 could have been exposed to the virus, the bulletin says.

While the possibility of transmission is considered low, the information is being provided to help people assess their risk, it says.

On Monday, Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin announced a cluster in Brandon, Man., had grown to 64.

This chart illustrates the five-day average of the test positivity rate for COVID-19 in Manitoba. (Jacques Marcoux/CBC)

There are currently 86 active cases in Prairie Mountain Health Region, which includes Brandon, the provincial dashboard says.

The western Manitoba city's only testing site is still reporting "overwhelming demand" for tests, the health region said in a statement on Tuesday.

This chart illustrates the sex and ages of people who have had COVID-19 in Manitoba. (Jacques Marcoux/CBC)

A second site, which was scheduled to open on Wednesday morning, actually opened on Tuesday afternoon at the Keystone Centre.

Moving forward, the sites will be open:

  • Monday to Thursday from 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Sunday from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Another 1,059 lab tests were done on Monday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 104,841.

There were 16 new cases on Monday, 35 on Sunday, 16 on Saturday, 17 on Friday and 30 on Thursday.

A new testing site opened Tuesday in Brandon, ahead of schedule, in light of a surge of cases locally and a heightened demand for tests. (Jaison Empson/CBC)

Latest local news