SK sees highest daily number of COVID-19 cases since late July; 12 more recoveries

There are 48 new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. It is the highest one-day total in Saskatchewan since July 29.

The new cases are located in the Far North West(1), North West (3), North Central (19), North East(1), Saskatoon (13), Central West(1), Central East(3), South West(1), South East (1), and Regina (5) zones.

Public health investigations are underway to understand the source of exposure for today’s new cases. Yesterday it was reported that at least 12 northern cases had links to the Gospel Outreach outbreak in Prince Albert and it is anticipated that several of the positive cases reported today will also have a connection. There is also an increase in cases throughout Saskatchewan with cases linked to public and private social gatherings in the home and other venues.

Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab continues to call for vigilance and extreme caution for any social gathering in your home that includes anyone outside your extended household. He is also strongly recommending masks be worn in all indoor public locations where physical distancing of two metres is not possible or predictable. Above all, stay home if sick.

Of the 2,140 reported cases, 215 are considered active. A total of 1,900 people have recovered.

Eight people are in hospital. Seven people are receiving inpatient care; 5 in Saskatoon and 2 in Regina. One person is in intensive care in Regina.

3,237 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan – the highest daily number of tests reported to date. It brings the total of people who have been tested at 217,606.

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