Coronavirus Canada updates: Nine more cases in Manitoba

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Health officials in Manitoba have identified nine new cases of COVID-19, increasing its total case count to 384.

The latest cases involve a girl between 10-19 years old, a man in his 60s, a man and a woman in their 40s, and a woman in her 20s from the Southern Health region.

The rest of the nine cases include two men in their 30s from the Interlake-Eastern Health region, a man in his 20s from the Prairie Mountain Health region, and a man in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region.

Health officials said on Thursday that they will no longer indicate which cases are on Hutterite communities, unless there’s a risk to public health. The change comes after reports of colonies being profiled. The minister of a southwestern Manitoba colony also suggested he might file a human rights complaint against the province if health officials continued the practice.

As of Wednesday afternoon, there were 35 cases among Hutterite communities, according to CBC.

Of the province’s 384 total cases throughout the pandemic, there have been seven victims and 319 people who have recovered. There remain 58 active cases in Manitoba.

On July 14, all of Manitoba’s initial cases were marked resolved. But since then, they’ve announced 59 new cases of COVID-19.

An additional 1,640 laboratory tests were performed on Thursday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 81,186.

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