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Coronavirus: Nine new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba Sunday, total stands at 203

Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba chief public health officer speaks during the province's latest COVID-19 update at the Manitoba legislature in Winnipeg Tuesday, March 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Manitoba has nine new cases of COVID-19, public health officials said at a Sunday briefing.

That brings the total number of positive or probable cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba to 203.

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Eleven Manitobans are in hospital — seven of them are in intensive care. Seventeen people have recovered from the disease.

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COVID-19 has killed two Manitobans to date.

But, the presumptive positive COVID-19 case of a health care worker at the Betel Home turned out to be negative, chief public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin said Sunday.

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Winnipeg remains the health region hardest hit within the province, with 157 novel coronavirus cases, while the Southern Health Region trails the capital at 23 cases. The Prairie Mountain and the Interlake-Eastern Health Regions have 11 and 10 cases, while the Northern Health Region has two.

The Cadham Provincial Laboratory has performed 12,998 tests for COVID-19 as of Sunday.

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