Provincial health officials in Manitoba say three cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a hospital.

The Manitoba government says all three were already-known cases, and that the investigations into them led to a unit on the second floor of the Brandon Regional Health Centre.

A spokesman for the health region says the affected unit is the Assiniboine Centre, which provides care to rehabilitation patients and patients with other longer-term stays.

The province says families and staff have been notified and contact tracing continues, but that risk is low.