14 new cases of COVID-19 being reported Friday; 24 more recoveries, 15 in hospital

14 cases of COVID-19 are being reported by the province with nine of the 14 coming from multiple hutterite communities across Saskatchewan.

Of the 14, 6 are in the Central region with another 6 in the South. there is one each in the Saskatoon and North regions bringing the provincial total to 1,319.

There have been 24 more recoveries to put the active case count at 293 meaning 79 have recovered in the last two days. The amount of recoveries in Saskatchewan now stands at 1,008

Fifteen are in hospital with six in intensive care. Three of those six are in intensive care in Saskatoon with two in Regina and one in the North.

The Ministry of Health and the SHA continue to work with Hutterite communities across Saskatchewan to curb the spread of COVID-19.

On Thursday, Premier Scott Moe spoke with and received a letter from Hutterian Safety Council Chair David Tschetter. In his letter, Mr. Tschetter pledged the full support of the Hutterian Safety Council, saying:

“The focus of the HSC has always been to simultaneously support the government and our communities. Regarding COVID-19, our task has been to ensure that Hutterites have the information they need to follow provincial public health orders for the safety of all citizens. We recognize that, although many of our communities are falling in line, there are those who need extra support in order to achieve compliance. The HSC stands at the ready to act in a supportive role to collaborate with you, the ministry, the health authority, and Hutterites to accomplish this.”

More from 620 CKRM