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Province announces 7 more deaths due to COVID-19 including woman in her 30s

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: November 17, 2020 13:11

8 new cases in Prairie Mountain Health region

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The province is reporting another seven deaths due to COVID-19 increasing the toll to 179. 

They are;

- a woman in her 30s from the Interlake-Eastern region;
- a woman in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region;
- a man in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Victoria General Hospital; 
- 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;
- a woman in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre; and 
- a woman in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre.

Health officials also announced 270 new cases bringing the provinces total to 11,608. 

Of the new cases; eight are in the Prairie Mountain Health region, 16 in the Northern region, 21 in the Interlake Health region, 106 in Southern Health, and 119 in the Winnipeg Health region. 

There are currently 7,105 active cases in Manitoba, including 214 in Prairie Mountain Health, and 79 in Brandon. The number of covid patients in the hospital has risen to 240 with 41 in intensive care. 

Meanwhile, the province is advising possible exposures at two more schools in Prairie Mountain Health including one in Brandon. A confirmed case was in Betty Gibson School on November 4, 5, and 6, and a confirmed case was at Grass River School in Glenella on November 5 and 6. Both cases are considered to be low risk, while close contacts have been notified, and are self isolating.   

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