Fine issued to person responsible for large gathering in Saskatoon that resulted in numerous COVID-19 cases

The organizer of a private gathering in Saskatoon this month which has resulted in over 20 cases of COVID-19 occurring with more expected is being handed a $2,000 fine.

That person had an event with 47 people at it which is much higher than the allowed 30.

While many want to know what the gathering was and who is responsible, provincial chief medical health officer Dr. Saqib Shahab says that information won’t be coming from him.

It is important to protect the confidentiality of the host and those who attended,” Shahab said.

Premier Moe said he wasn’t frustrated to see this happen, but he was disappointed.  Moe says it is disappointing to see especially at a time when the province is trying to keep COVID-19 out of the schools.  There are reports some of the cases from the gathering are linked to COVID cases at some Saskatoon schools.

Meanwhile, the provincial government announced seven more cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan Thursday.

Graphic Courtesy: Government of Saskatchewan

Four of these new cases come from Saskatoon, while two were found in the south east and one case was found in the south west zone.

Four people have recovered. The active case count is up to 109.

Five people are in hospital. All of those patients are in Saskatoon receiving inpatient care.

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