There are 16 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin announced on Monday.
There are 196 active cases, Roussin said at a news conference with Health Minister Cameron Friesen, and 354 people have recovered from the virus.
Of the 16 new cases, 11 are in the Prairie Mountain Health Region and five are in the Southern Health region.
There are 64 cases within a cluster in Brandon, Roussin said. There were frequent connections between community members, he said, but he isn’t aware of a specific community event where people transmitted the disease.
“We are seeing early signs of community transmission,” he said.
More to come
Students to go into isolation after 1st COVID-19 outbreak declared at Toronto school – CBC.ca
Toronto Public Health has asked two classes of elementary students to go into isolation after it declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at the school this week.
Two students have tested positive for the virus at Glen Park Public School, 101 Englemount Ave., near Lawrence Avenue West and Bathurst Street, in North York. The school runs from kindergarten to grade six.
The two infected students have been isolated to recover from their illness.
Of the classes that have been asked to go into isolation, one has 17 students while the other has 18 students, Dr. Eileen de Villa, the city’s medical officer of health told reporters at a city hall briefing on Friday.
All of the students have been asked to go home as they remain in isolation for 14 days. A teacher is isolating as well.
Ryan Bird, spokesperson for the Toronto District School Board, said in an email to CBC Toronto on Saturday that the students are in split grade 5/6 classes.
“At this point, Glen Park is the only outbreak at the TDSB,” Bird said.
According to De Villa, an school outbreak is defined by the province as at least two confirmed cases of COVID-19 within a 14-day period and with a link to a school setting.
“One of the realities of living in a world with COVID-19 is that there will be cases in schools,” de Villa said on Friday.
“Today’s news is expected. I expect there will be similar announcements in the future and you can be confident the steps developed to manage the situation and reduce the risk of spread will be followed.”
Parents have been notified in writing.
De Villa said the school is following all infection prevention and control measures closely. These measures include requiring students and staff to wear masks and enhanced cleaning of the school.
For a complete list of COVID-19 cases at TDSB schools, the board has created a COVID-19 Advisories webpage.
SHA warns of COVID-19 exposure at 3 Saskatoon businesses – CKOM News Talk Sports
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is warning people in Saskatoon about a potential COVID-19 exposure at three businesses.
A person or group of people were likely infectious with the coronavirus while being at Walmart Supercentre on 225 Betts Avenue on Sept. 19 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., Planet Fitness at Market Mall on Sept. 22 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. and KFC at 1808 McOrmond Drive on Sept. 23 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Health officials are asking anyone who was at these locations during the noted dates and times to monitor for symptoms for 14 days and call HealthLine 811 to arrange for testing if symptoms develop.
Protest being held to ‘end the lockdown’ in downtown Toronto – 680 News
Over a hundred people gathered at Yonge-Dundas Square Saturday afternoon, many without masks and with little social distancing, calling for an end to the lockdown.
A group on Facebook called “The Line” appeared to be the organizers of the event, which they called the “March for Freedom.”
The protesters are currently walking up Yonge Street towards Bloor Street.
Police are assisting in directing traffic elsewhere to allow for them to pass safely.
– demonstrators assembling at Yonge/Dundas Square
– officers are aware of a demonstration, and are currently o/s
– everyone has the lawful right to peacefully protest and officers will be in the area for the safety of everyone#GO1827719
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) September 26, 2020
Ontario is currently in Stage 3 of their COVID-19 reopening plan, with most businesses allowed to be open.
However, the province has recently introduced new restrictions for bars and restaurants and social gatherings have also been limited to 25 people outdoors and 10 people indoors.
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