Manitoba's top doctor is asking Manitobans yet again to stay home when they are not feeling well.

Dr. Brent Roussin says that too many people are still going out despite not feeling well. 

"We've seen many instances of multiple contacts to cases because people are not staying home when symptomatic."

He stresses that people who are tested must be self-isolating until they get their results, which has not always been the case.

"We've had individuals who were symptomatic and even went for testing and yet still went out and had many contacts while the results were pending."

As Manitoba grapples with rising COVID-19 numbers over recent weeks, Roussin says Manitobans need to change their behaviour. New restrictions are now in place in the Winnipeg Metra Area, including capacity limits at restaurants, and the shuttering of bars and casinos.

"Stay home when you're sick," Roussin says. He also reminds Manitobans to be washing their hands regularly and to keep social-distancing in place.

Eighty new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Monday, October 19, with 51 of them in Winnipeg.