Manitoba is edging closer to 1000 COVID-19 recoveries. 

As of Wednesday morning, there are 16 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba. Eleven of the new cases are located in Winnipeg, with one in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and one in the Prairie Mountain Health region, the region's first case after a one-day pause in increases.

With 653 tests completed on Tuesday, the province is on the cusp of completing 150,000 tests since February at 149,188 as of yesterday. The current five-day positivity test rate it 1.3 per cent.

"Preliminary investigations indicate that several of today’s Winnipeg cases are close contacts of known cases and are not linked to any current outbreaks. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified," the province says in a statement.

A new possible exposure location in Winnipeg is being shared by Public Health. on September 2 to 5 at the Tim Horton’s located at 3296 Portage Avenue. 

In Manitoba, there are just over 400 active cases at 404 with 945 recoveries. The number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at 16. Currently, there are 12 people in the hospital with the virus and three in intensive care.

The province says the Keystone Centre Specimen Collection Site in Brandon will close permanently after Sept. 12. Those seeking testing can visit the Brandon Town Centre site.

With the resumption of school, the province is emphasizing the importance of keeping to the fundamentals.