FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public health officials advise seven additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 103 at this time.
The data also shows:
• three individuals are currently hospitalized including two in intensive care,
• four individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
• the total number of deaths reported in Manitoba remains at one.
Public health officials have also confirmed that a staff member at Selkirk Regional Health Centre has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual worked in the health centre’s emergency department and medicine ward from March 19 to 23. Public health, occupational health and infection prevention and control staff are working together to investigate this case and follow-up with all identified close staff and patient contacts.
Dates and times of possible exposure include:
• March 19 from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Selkirk Regional Health Centre Emergency Department;
• March 20 from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Selkirk Regional Health Centre Emergency Department;
• March 21 from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Selkirk Regional Health Centre Emergency Department;
• March 22 from 11:45 p.m. to March 23 7:45 a.m. in the Selkirk Regional Health Centre Emergency Department.
Chief and Council are requesting that all individuals that include visitors that were at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre during the following times and dates to contact the Nurse Lead, Jodene Dudgeon at the Brokenhead Health Centre at (204) 766-2740.
Public health will directly contact people who had prolonged (more than 10 minutes), close (within two metres) contact with the individual when symptomatic. These individuals will be required to self-isolate for 14 days from the date of last exposure and monitor for symptoms.
Director of Health & Wellness