Manitoba health officials to give live update on province’s coronavirus fight Monday

Manitoba’s top doctor and the province’s chief nursing officer will give a live update on the province’s ongoing COVID-19 fight Monday.

Dr. Brent Roussin and Lanette Siragusa have scheduled a press conference for 12:30 p.m. Global News will stream the event live here.

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The press conference comes after the virus brought another deadly weekend to Manitoba.

On Sunday the province announced 441 new COVID-19 cases as well as three additional deaths.

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On Saturday a record-setting seven deaths were reported, as well as 271 new cases.

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The weekend’s cases bring Manitoba’s total number of lab-confirmed cases reported since March to 8,130.

Read more: 7 new COVID-19 deaths brings Manitoba’s total to 103

Meanwhile, there were 159 people in hospital with 23 in intensive care as of Sunday, and the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 106.

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The data also shows there are 4,460 known active cases and 3,126 individuals have recovered from COVID-19.

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Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

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.

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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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