Selkirk RCMP officer tests positive for coronavirus, police say

Selkirk RCMP say one of their officers has tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A Selkirk RCMP officer has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a release Thursday police said the general duty officer worked in Selkirk and surrounding areas during the daytime hours of Oct. 11-13.

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While the officer had interactions with the public during this time, police say they were wearing a mask.

Public health officers are now doing contact tracing and will reach out to anyone considered a close contact, RCMP say.

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Manitoba health officials said 147 new cases of the virus had been identified across the province Thursday as four new deaths were reported.

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The latest cases bring the total number of cases reported in Manitoba to 3,773.

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There are currently 1,806 active cases and 1,920 people have recovered, according to numbers provided by the province.

Forty-seven people in Manitoba have died from the virus since March, the vast majority in recent weeks as the province saw a significant growth of positive cases after going weeks in the summer without a new infection.

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