Health officials in Manitoba identified 36 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday and said a second case has been reported at a school in Carberry.

The new cases bring the province’s total number of cases reported since March to 2,029.

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The number of deaths remains at 20, while 1,388 have recovered. There are 621 active cases, with 15 people in hospital, including seven in ICU.

The province warned of a potential exposure at Carberry Collegiate in Carberry. They say a second case at the school was at the building Sept. 21. Health officials say close contacts have been contacted and the infection was not acquired at the school.

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They also warned of a possible exposure at the Subway restaurant in Carberry on Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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On Wednesday health officials also announced several new potential exposures to COVID-19, including one at Glenlawn Collegiate in Winnipeg on Sept. 25.

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Of the new cases reported Thursday, 28 are in the Winnipeg Health region, which has seen a steady increase in cases recently. The other new cases were spread amongst the province, with four people in the Prairie Mountain Health region, two in the Interlake-Eastern health region, and two in the Southern Health region.

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Winnipeg, along with municipalities around the city, moved to a level orange restriction on Monday, meaning masks are mandatory in all indoor public places and gathering sizes have been restricted to no more than 10 people indoors.

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Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

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Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or face coverings are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.

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