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New COVID-19 case reported in Northern Health Region may be in Winnipeg

Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 in the province this afternoon, bringing the total reported to 1, 489. 


Roussin stated they had two cases in the Interlake Eastern Health Region, one case in the Northern Health Region and 20 cases in the Winnipeg Health Region. 


There are 283 active cases, and 1, 190 individuals have recovered. There are nine people in hospital, three of which are in intensive care. 


Roussin pointed out a preliminary investigation indicated the two Interlake Eastern cases are close contacts of a known case, and the others are still under investigation.


Preliminary investigation has also shown the person reported to have COVID-19 in the Northern Health Region may actually be in Winnipeg.


At this time, there are two active cases of COVID-19 in the NHR, and there are four recovered cases, bringing the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in the north to six.


Six of the new cases are connected to John Pritchard School in Winnipeg, where some groups of students have been switched to remote learning.


More information can be found on the Government of Manitoba's COVID-19 webpage.


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