Manitoba reports record-setting coronavirus case count, 3 deaths Tuesday

Manitoba health officials say a record-setting 184 new cases of COVID-19 were identified Tuesday and three more people have died from the virus.

The latest victims include a woman in her 60s connected to the ongoing outbreak at Parkview Place Long Term Care Home in Winnipeg, and a man and woman, both in their 80s, connected to an outbreak at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg.

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The new cases bring Manitoba’s total number of cases reported since March to 4,532. The province’s total number of deaths from COVID-19 rises to 58.

The province’s current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 7.5 per cent.

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Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or face coverings are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.

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