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Nine more deaths in Manitoba due to COVID-19

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: November 25, 2020 13:19

11 new cases in Prairie Mountain Health

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Another nine deaths due to COVID-19 have been announced by the province, increasing the toll to 256.

The deaths include; 

- a man in his 40s from the Winnipeg health region;
- a woman in her 50s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region;
- a man in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region;
- a woman in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the St. Norbert Personal Care Home;  
- a woman in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region; 
- a man in his 80s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region;
- a man in his 80s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at the Buhler Active Living Centre; 
- a woman in her 90s from Southern Health-Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at the Rest Haven Nursing Home;  and
- a woman in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre.

Health officials also announced 349 new cases bringing Manitoba's total to 14,907. 

Of the new cases; 11 are in Prairie Mountain Health, 22 in the Interlake region, 30 in the Northern Health region, 73 in Southern Health, and 213 in the Winnipeg Health region. 

The number of active cases in the province has risen to 8,758, including 296 in Prairie Mountain Health and 132 in Brandon. A record 303 people in hospital and 50 in intensive care.

Meanwhile, a possible exposure to the virus has been identified at Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School on November 16, 17, and 18. The exposure was assessed to be low risk, and the infection is not believed to have been acquired at the school. Close contacts connected to the case have been identified and advised to self-isolate.

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