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Coronavirus: Number of Manitoba COVID-19 cases rises to 19

Press Conference - March 21st, 2019: Public health officials in Manitoba confirmed one new case presumptive of COVID-19.

Public health officials in Manitoba confirmed two new cases presumptive of COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the number of confirmed or presumptive cases of the disease in the province to 19.

The announcement comes after two straight days where no new cases were found in Manitoba.

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The latest cases are from two women. One in her 30s and another in her 50s.

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Health officials say they appear to be travel related.

The province believes she fell ill after travelling abroad. They did not specify where she traveled, or what flights she had been on.

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A new community screening drive-thru site has opened in south Winnipeg.

The site at the Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) Bison Drive Service Centre is the eleventh testing location in Manitoba and the province’s third drive-thru location. Screenings will be done daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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