As the province nears 2,000 cases of COVID-19, more than half of those are recoveries.

Tuesday's COVID-19 report shares that there are 34 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba as of 9:30 a.m.

Twenty-six of Tuesday's new cases are from Winnipeg, five from Southern Health–Santé Sud, two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region, and one in Northern health.

With the new cases, there are now 1,953 reported cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba. The province says 606 cases are currently active, with 1,327 recoveries. The number of deaths remains at 20.

Fourteen people are currently in the hospital and eight people in intensive care due to the virus.

On Monday, 1,789 COVID-19 tests were completed in Manitoba, bringing the total number of tests early February to 182,536.

The current five-day positivity rate is 2.2 per cent.

Public health officials say at IQRA School in Winnipeg on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 there was a possible risk of infection. A cohort from the location is self-isolating and learning at home. 

"Based on the public health investigation, the infection was not acquired at school and the exposure was assessed to be low risk for those outside the cohort," the province says in a statement. 

Also in Winnipeg, officials are notifying the public of possible exposure over the course of a week at Lens Crafters at 1649 Kenaston Boulevard on the following dates:

  • Sept. 14 from to 7 p.m.,
  • Sept. 15 from noon to 7 p.m.,
  • Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
  • Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
  • Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
  • Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and
  • Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Additionally, public health officials say the COVID-19 outbreak is over at the Assiniboine Centre at the Brandon Regional Health Centre in Brandon. The site has returned to the Caution (yellow) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

The province says the chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household. He says to avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. 

Roussin is asking Manitobans to focus on these fundamentals:

• Stay home if you are sick. 

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough. 

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.