COVID-19 Daily updates - Thursday, May 7


1:09 p.m. Negatives one new COVID-19 cases today.

Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. In addition, one previous case that had been considered probable has been ruled as negative, so the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 283.

The data also shows:
•    five individuals are currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care; 
•    33 active cases and 243 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
•    the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

As of yesterday, an additional 527 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 28,810. 

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery is available at Updates have been made to this document to clarify inconsistencies between the plan and the recent public health orders. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit

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


11:21 a.m.  $500 million Shovel-Worthy Infrastructure project announced

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The province is increasing infrastructure investments by an additional $500 million as part of an economic stimulus package to help restart Manitoba’s economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. 

The $500-million investment through the Manitoba Restart Program will expand on the significant already-planned infrastructure investments of $3 billion over the next two years, the premier noted.

The Manitoba Restart Program will include new: 
•    water and sewage projects through the Municipal Water Services Board,
•    road and highway resurfacing and repairs,
•    bridge repairs,
•    municipal infrastructure priorities, and
•    potential new cost-sharing construction projects with other levels of government if agreements can be reached.

“Today’s announcement builds on our commitment to ensure critical funding to Manitoba municipalities as promised in Budget 2020 remains intact, despite unprecedented financial pressures on the provincial government and record borrowing levels,” said Pallister. “Manitoba’s construction industry is ready to ramp up their work and we have many important shovel-worthy projects throughout the province to start that will improve the quality of life of all Manitobans.”

The premier noted specific projects would start to be determined in the coming weeks.

This additional investment is one of many measures undertaken by the province through the Manitoba Protection Program, which includes approximately $250 million in supports for small and medium-sized businesses and various measures to help the health and well-being of Manitobans.

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