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Manitoba hits 10th straight day with no new coronavirus cases reported

Health officials say Manitoba hit 10 straight days without reporting a new COVID-19 case Friday.
Health officials say Manitoba hit 10 straight days without reporting a new COVID-19 case Friday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/APNIAID/National Institutes of Health via AP

Manitoba has now gone 10 straight days without a new case of COVID-19 reported, health officials say.

With no new cases identified again on Friday, Manitoba’s total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases remains at 325.

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It’s the first time since Manitoba saw its first case in mid-March that the province’s streak of no new cases has hit double digits.

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Before this week, Manitoba’s longest time stretch between cases was six days, a record set in early June. Manitoba’s last case was reported June 30, a woman in her 20s from the Winnipeg area.

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On Friday health officials said there are four active cases in Manitoba, with no one hospitalized or in intensive care with the virus.

So far 314 Manitobans stricken with COVID0-19 have recovered, and seven have died.

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Provincial numbers show 69,036 tests for the virus have been performed in Manitoba since testing started in early February, with 928 done Thursday.

The latest information on COVID-19 can be found on the province’s website.

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Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus.

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