Sask. adds 10 new COVID-19 cases; 12 more recoveries

Ten new cases of COVID-19 have been announced on Tuesday in Saskatchewan. Eight of the new cases are from Saskatoon and two are in the Central East zone.

The government says 17 cases have been linked to the social gathering in Saskatoon reported by the province on September 13. Public Health is continuing with contact tracing and other cases will likely be identified before the chain of transmission is determined.

Reported cases are at 1,741 with 101 considered active. 33 of the 101 active cases are from communal living settings.

With Tuesday’s 12 recoveries, the provincial total now stands at 1,616. Four people in receiving inpatient care in Saskatoon.

COVID-19 map for Saskatchewan as of Tuesday, September 15. (Image: Government of Saskatchewan)

The government is also reminding residents that indoor and outdoor gatherings can have a maximum of 30 people, provided there is enough space to maintain a two metre separation between individuals who are not in the same household.

Gathering sizes should be smaller if there isn’t enough space to maintain a physical distance of two metres at all times.

When it comes to food service at gatherings, potlucks are discouraged and there should be no shared platters of food or shared buffet service. If food is being served, it should be plated. One person should handle the preparation of food and drink following proper food safety protocols.

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