Coronavirus Canada Updates: 85 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Manitoba Saturday

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Coronavirus Update: Another Passenger Arrives at Victoria Airport Carrying COVID-19
Coronavirus Update: Another Passenger Arrives at Victoria Airport Carrying COVID-19

Eighty-five new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Manitoba on Saturday, according to a provincial news release.

Of the new cases, 68 are in the Winnipeg health region, five are in the Southern Health region, four are in the Prairie Mountain Health region, four are in the Northern Health region and four are in the Interlake-Eastern health region.

The province is now reporting 1,572 people have recovered from the illness, while 1,648 cases remain active.

On Friday, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin said the active case total may be skewed because of a data entry backlog.

There are 28 people in hospital with COVID-19 as of Saturday, including five in intensive care. That’s up from 25 people hospitalized with the illness on Friday.

Public health officials also warned of possible exposures in a Winnipeg taxi service.

Anyone who travelled in a Blueline Taxi — described as a four-door Toyota Prius — on Oct. 3 to 9, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day, should self-monitor for symptoms, the province said.

The province also warned of possible exposures at Wolseley School between Oct. 5 and 7. Officials say the risk is low, and there are no close contacts.

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