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Manitoba's COVID-19 total increases to 36

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: March 26, 2020 11:20

Latest case is from Winnipeg

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Health Officials have identified a new case of COVID-19 bringing the total to 36 in Manitoba. 

The newest case includes a Winnipeg man in his 20s - its not yet known if its travel related

Officials say over 730 tests were conducted at Cadham Lab on Wednesday (Mar 25) up from Tuesdays (Mar 24) total of 352 tests. 

Public health officials are expanding testing criteria to include the following groups of people at risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19 and are showing respiratory symptoms:
- Health-care workers; and
- Individuals who live/work in a remote or isolated community or a group setting, such as a correctional facility, shelter, long- term care or residential facility, or a remote work camp. 

Symptomatic travellers outside of Manitoba, close contacts of a confirmed case, and lab workers who have worked with COVID-19 tests will continue to be tested. 

More information and access to the online screening tool for COVID-19 can be found at the website below.

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