More COVID In Schools

Henrietta Strickland
September 15, 2020

With the province's first case in a school announced last Wednesday, provincial health officials released a bevy of information, including the cohort and even the room number the student was in.

There are three new cases in the Southern Health region and there's one in the Interlake-Eastern health region, Manitoba's chief public health officer announced at a news conference on Monday.

17 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

Another possible COVID-19 exposure has been identified in Pembina Trails School Division in Winnipeg.

Both schools confirm they'll be open for classes tomorrow.

That's the fifth school to be exposed to COVID-19 since classes started resuming on September 8, including École New Era School in Brandon.

Close contact with a known case of COVID-19 now accounts for 61.1 per cent of all cases in Manitoba, and 15.4 per cent of cases have an unknown source, provincial data says. Others who were at the site do not need to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. The doctor said that if he was tested one day and was still asymptomatic when he came to work the next day, the people around him would not be under any more danger. "That was the plan".

"There was a tremendous amount of stigmatizing behaviour that came out", he said about a case of COVID-19 at Churchill High School in Winnipeg.

However, Roussin said the province is committed to announcing publicly when a case is connected to a school.

Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,514 were complete Friday, 1,433 were completed Saturday and 1,049 tests were completed on Sunday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 155,803.

Any person concerned about their exposure to or risk of having COVID-19 no longer has to call Health Links - Info Santé to be screened for a test.

The province's five-day test positivity rate is 1.4%.

This chart shows the number of active cases broken down into provincial health regions.

Public health officials strongly encourage all Manitobans to focus on the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

The Carberry Health Centre, the second floor of the Assiniboine Building at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Fairview personal care home, Rideau Park personal care home and Hillcrest Place personal care home remain at level red restrictions under the province's pandemic response system.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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