COVID-19

Federal/Provincial Updates
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Federal Updates:


The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau said this morning in his announcement that Canada will increase wage subsidies for small/medium size businesses from 10% to 75%.  We are waiting on further information regarding the effective date, qualifying details, caps etc.  

 

On top of this, he also said ‘Canada Emergency Business Account’ will allow banks to give up to $40,000 in government-backed loans to businesses, with no interest for a year and the chance that $10,000 will be forgiven.

 

Provincial Updates:


NEW Last Updated: April 15, 2020

Public health officials advise two new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. In addition, two cases that had been considered probable have been ruled as negative, so the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 246. In addition, a fifth death has been reported, a woman in her 60s who lived in the Prairie Mountain Health region.

The data also shows:
•    nine individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes four individuals in intensive care;
•    132 active cases and 108 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
•    the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is now five.


Manitobans should not interpret current case numbers to mean the risk of COVID-19 is reduced. The current statistics may be a reflection of the effect strict social distancing measures have had and reaffirms that these measures must be continued.

The chief provincial public health officer has extended public health orders until April 28. Businesses that are not included on the list of critical services must remain closed to the public until April 28. However, these businesses can:
•    continue to operate where customers can order goods online or by telephone. However, customers cannot attend the businesses’ premises or property to order goods.
•    continue to sell goods to customers where those goods can be picked up ‘curbside’ or delivered to customers. However, customers cannot pick up goods at businesses’ premises or on its property.
•    allow staff to attend the businesses’ premises, without a limitation on the number of staff, as long as staff take measures to keep social distancing of one to two metres apart from each other.
•    accept delivery of goods and may allow services, such as construction, repairs, maintenance and cleaning to occur at their premises and on their property.

 

Cases and Risk of COVID-19 in Manitoba

NEW Last updated: April 15, 2020 - 1:00 p.m.

As of April 15, 17,902 tests for COVID-19 have been completed.


Summary of Persons with COVID-19 in Manitoba

Regions

Total Cases

Confirmed Positive *

Probable Positive **

Deaths

Interlake-Eastern

18

17

1

0

Northern

3

3

0

0

Prairie Mountain

12

11

1

0

Southern

27

22

5

0

Winnipeg

186

178

8

0

Totals

246

231

15

5