Shahab says he is carefully watching rise of COVID-19 cases in Saskatoon

Saskatoon continues to battle an outbreak of COVID-19 that started in bars and nightclubs across the city.

Of the 44 new cases announced Tuesday, 20 come from Saskatoon putting the city’s active case count at 101.  In all, there are 427 active cases in the province.

During a briefing on Tuesday, the province’s chief medical health officer admitted he is closely monitoring what is happening and that regional restrictions may have to take place.

“If we continue to see sporadic cases pop up without transmission chains being established, further measures may have to be considered.”  Dr. Saqib Shahab said.

Shahab went on to say that  instead of placing restrictions on bars and restaurants that he would rather work with them when it comes to guidelines.

Shahab also reiterated that the virus is not attacking just one age group.  Of the 18 people now needing hospitalization, Shahab says every age demographic now has at least one person in hospital including two in the 20-39 range and four in the 40-59 range and six in the 60-79 range.




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