Manitobans are being warned that when they go for a COVID-19 test, it is then they will need to list their recent contacts.

Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin says public health has developed a new contact tracing tool. The form will soon be available at testing sites in the province.

Dr. Roussin says the form will be filled out at the time of testing. He notes this change will ensure there is no delay in recalling your contacts.

And for those who test positive for COVID-19, the province will already have a record in place which will expedite the contact tracing process.

Meanwhile, the province announced on Friday 344 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba. There are 322 people in hospital, with 45 in the Intensive Care Unit. The number of deaths from COVID-19 in Manitoba is 280.