COVID-19 Weekly Update May 8

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COVID-19 Weekly Update May 8

May 8, 2020

Provincial Update:

Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 has been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 284.
The data also shows:
– five individuals are currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care;
– 30 active cases and 247 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
– the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.


Manitobans are reminded that if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19 and meet testing criteria, they can call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 for more information.
For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:


Federal Updates:

The number of total cases of COVID-19 in Canada was 65,399 as of May 8, 2020, including 4,471 deaths. 

For the latest info on the state of COVID-19 in Canada, visit the Government of Canada’s website


Industry Updates:

Manitoba adds $500M to budget for infrastructure projects to ‘restart economy’

Construction outlook darkens, but extent of COVID-19 fallout uncertain as industry scrambles to adjust


Important Provincial Links
COVID-19 Manitoba Screening Tool

MB COVID-19 Information and Resources

COVID-19 Screening Locations

Important National Links
Apply for EI
Government of Canada’s COVID-19 information page
Travel Advisory Information
Canada’s Building Trades Union