• A man in his 60s from the Winnipeg Health District associated with the outbreak at the Keikinan Center; • A man in his seventies from the Winnipeg Health District associated with an outbreak in a long-term care home in Maples; • A man in his seventies from the Southern Health District – Sainte-Sood associated with an outbreak at the Rust Haven Home for the Elderly; • A woman in her eighties from Winnipeg Health District associated with an outbreak in a long-term Maples nursing home; • A man in his 80s from Southern Health District – Sainte-Sud associated with an outbreak at the Rust Haven Home for the Elderly; • A woman in her 90s from Winnipeg Health Zone associated with an outbreak in a long-term Maples nursing home; • A man in his 90s from Prairie Mountain Health associated with the outbreak at the Gilbert Plains personal care home; And • a woman in her 90s from Prairie Mountain Health who has been associated with an outbreak at a Gilbert Plains personal care home.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positive rate is 14% in the county, 137% in Winnipeg and due to the 475 new cases, the total laboratory confirmed cases in Manitoba has become 12,482 cases The death toll in the county has risen to 198

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New deaths and cases come as Dr. Brent Rossen, chief provincial health official, and Prime Minister Brian Ballester implemented new public health orders Thursday, adding teeth to provincial COVID-19 restrictions, bans on gatherings in private housing and short retail sales. Only basic

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Health officials on Wednesday added 400 new cases and said 11 Manitobans had died from the virus.

As of Thursday, 7,629 cases remained active and 4,655 people had recovered from the virus, according to county data

Hospital treatment numbers continued to rise on Thursday with 263 people enrolled in hospital with 43 in intensive care

Thursday’s list of new cases comes from all over Manitoba with 271 cases reported in the Winnipeg Health District, 124 identified in the Southern Health District, 13 cases reported in the Prairie Mountain Health District, and 55 cases from the Prairie Mountain Health District. Northern Health, and 12 cases reported in the Interlake-Eastern Health region

Meanwhile, deadly outbreaks have been reported in dozens of personal care homes and many hospitals across the province.

The list of outbreaks grew Thursday to include Buhler Active Living Center in Winkler, Oakwood Place in Blumenort and St Paul’s Home of Personal Care in Dauphin

The entire county was placed under red level restrictions a week ago, with restaurants, bars, gyms, non-essential retail stores and other facilities closed.

But according to the rules, many large retailers have remained open because a portion of their inventory includes items listed as essential under regional health rules

Rossen warned throughout the week that more restrictions might be needed and criticized stores promoting big sales despite appeals to Manitoba residents not to leave their homes unless needed.

Under the strengthened restrictions announced on Thursday, people will no longer be allowed to have visitors in their homes unless they provide support such as childcare, tutoring, and health services

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Another exception would allow anyone who lives alone to assign one person for social purposes

The government is also forcing and closing stores to sell only essential items within departments that offer non-essential goods such as consumer electronics.

Non-essential goods will still be able to be sold online or made available for shipment from the dockside

The County is also working on adjusting the customer cap within supermarkets – the limit will be 25 percent capacity, or 250 people, whichever is lower

Symptoms can include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing – very similar to the common cold or the flu. Some people can get a more serious illness. The people most at risk of contracting this disease are the elderly and people with severe chronic medical conditions such as heart or lung disease. Or the kidneys if you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities

To prevent the spread of the virus, experts recommend washing hands frequently and coughing into the sleeves. They also recommend reducing contact with others, staying home as much as possible, and keeping a distance of two meters from other people if you go out in situations where you cannot keep a safe distance from others, Public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or mask to prevent the spread of 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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World News – CA – 8 more deaths, 475 new COVID-19 cases as Manitoba adds new restrictions Thursday

Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/7472372/manitoba-coronavirus-covid-19-update-thursday-november-19/