Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) bulletin #13
Three additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Manitoba. This brings the number of lab-confirmed positive cases in Manitoba to four and presumptive positive cases to three, for a total of seven cases.
Case five is a man in his 70s. Case six is a woman in her 70s and at this time, it appears this woman was exposed to the virus through recent travel. Case seven is a woman in her 50s. Patient contact and public health investigations are ongoing.
All Manitobans, including health-care providers, are strongly advised to cancel or postpone any non-essential international travel. In addition, public health officials are recommending all international travellers should self-isolate and self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after returning to Canada. Work is underway to develop guidelines for screening of Manitoba health-care workers returning to Canada following international travel.