Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 325.
The data also shows:
• no individuals are in hospital or intensive care,
• 16 active cases and 302 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.
An additional 503 laboratory tests were performed on Tuesday and 512 tests on Wednesday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 64,329.
One of the individuals previously announced as a positive COVID-19 case on June 29 was a passenger on Air Canada flight AC 295 from Winnipeg to Vancouver on June 18, on Air Canada flight AC 122 from Vancouver to Toronto on June 21 and on Air Canada flight AC 259 from Toronto to Winnipeg on June 23.
Updated information based on the case investigation is now available. People in rows 19 to 25 on flight AC 295 and rows 24 to 30 on flight AC 259 are considered a close contact and are at risk of exposure. These individuals are advised to self-isolate for 14 days following the flight and monitor for symptoms. Passengers on these flights, but not in the affected seats, should self-monitor for symptoms and self-isolate if they develop.
Information about affected rows for flight AC 122 are being confirmed and will be updated on the website at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/flights.html when available.
While public health assesses the risk to others as low, it is sharing this information to ensure people are aware and know to seek testing if symptoms develop. Visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/ to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) for health guidance on how to seek testing.
The COVID-19 testing site at 1284 Main St. will be closed at noon today for the remainder of the day due to a malfunction with the site’s air conditioning, which could make the site unsafe for staff. Winnipeggers who require testing for COVID-19 today are requested to attend the testing site at St. James Centennial Pool at 644 Parkdale St. as staff from the Main Street location will be redeployed there to accommodate any increased volumes of clients.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.