40 new cases of COVID-19 as of 9:30 AM, September 18
The data shows there were:
• 29 cases in the Winnipeg health region
• four cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
• four cases in Interlake–Eastern region
• three cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud
Total number 1540 as of today.
Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,358 on Thursday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 161,473.
There has been a concerning increase in the number of cases in Winnipeg. Recent success in Prairie Mountain Health shows that focusing on the fundamentals can reduce the transmission of COVID-19. The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages residents and visitors to Winnipeg focus on the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19.