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Fewer active COVID-19 cases in Manitoba, first case found in school

Last Updated Sep 10, 2020 at 5:19 pm CDT

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WINNIPEG _ Manitoba health officials are reporting a sharp drop in the number of active COVID-19 cases.

Chief public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin says there are 15 new cases, and with more people recovering, the number of active cases has dropped to 360 from more than 400 earlier this week.

Roussin has also provided more information on the first case inside a Manitoba school since students went back to class.

A Grade 7 student at Churchill High School in Winnipeg tested positive and was briefly in school on opening day Tuesday.

Roussin says the student was asymptomatic and had gone for testing earlier, and left school when the test came back positive.

Roussin says the child had been wearing a mask and had practiced physical distancing while in school, and classmates do not need to self-isolate but should self-monitor for symptoms.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 10, 2020