Coronavirus cases soar in Winnipeg as Manitoba struggles with one of Canada’s steepest curves
2020-10-15 from theglobeandmail.com
Manitoba’s upward COVID-19 trajectory is now one of Canada’s steepest, fuelled by cases in the province’s capital. With an average 4.4 per cent of virus tests in Winnipeg coming back positive, double the national average and a warning sign of spread, Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Brent Roussin said he is running out of “targeted interventions” to slow transmission of the disease.
Coronavirus made a late arrival in Manitoba. In July, the province went nearly two weeks without recording a single positive test result. At one point that month, there was just one active case in the entire province. Now, new records are being set nearly every day. Winnipeg reported 114 new cases on Wednesday alone.
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