The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 0.40 per cent and six new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 415.

The data shows there were:

  • two new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • three new cases in Interlake-Eastern Health region;
  • one new case in the Winnipeg region.

Case investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

The data also shows:

  • six current hospitalizations, with five individuals in intensive care,
  • 70 active cases and 337 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
  • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is eight.

An additional 1,073 laboratory tests were completed on Thursday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 88,621.

Public health officials are advising that potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred from a case identified today at Blazers Mini Mart, 140 Main St N., Minnedosa, on July 25 and from a case identified Thursday at the Asian Spices of Brandon, 437-A 10th St, Brandon, on July 22 and 23.

People who are considered close contacts of a COVID-19 case will be contacted by public health officials and advised to self-isolate. Others who were at these sites on those days do not need to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.

If people develop symptoms, they should self-isolate and visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257 for health guidance on how to seek testing.

See the updated list of available testing sites for the weekend and holiday Monday by checking https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html#list

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19. A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

Follow www.twitter.com/MBGov or www.facebook.com/ManitobaGovernment on the weekend for updated case numbers.  Complete data from the weekend and the holiday Monday will be updated on Tuesday, August 4 at 1:00 p.m. at www.manitoba.ca/COVID19 and in the media bulletin.

Due to the holiday Monday, the next news conference will take place on Tuesday, August 4.

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