Another person has died in Manitoba due to the novel coronavirus.
The person who died was a man, in his 60s, from the Grey health district in the Southern Health region.
Manitoba’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Brent Roussin, announced the death on Wednesday, saying it was a known case connected to a cluster, and the man had been in ICU in the hospital.
With the 15 new probable or confirmed cases, that now brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 763.
Public health is also warning of another possible exposure — at the Wigwam Restaurant in Wasagaming on Aug. 13, 14 and 15.
A total of 1,376 lab tests were done Tuesday.
Roussin and Premier Brian Pallister also announced that masks would be mandatory in schools for kids in grade 4-12, and unveiled a new, colour-coded pandemic threat level for the province.