57 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Saskatchewan; active cases amount to 469

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REGINA – Saskatchewan reported 57 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total of active cases to 469. In a statement, the province said a new case is in the far northeast, one in the northwest, 17 in the north-central, four in the northeast, 14 in Saskatoon, two in the central west, seven in the central east and 11 are in Regina.

Saskatoon’s new cases are mostly linked to outbreaks in nightclubs, the statement said.

Total recoveries have increased by approximately 2,000, and another 15 recovered cases have been reported.

A total of 17 people are currently hospitalized in Saskatchewan. Fifteen people are hospitalized, including seven in Saskatoon, two in the Regina area, five in the north central and one in the east central area. Two people are also in intensive care, one in Regina and one in Saskatoon.

REGIONALLY

  • 55 active cases come from the far north (20 far north-west, 0 far north-central, 35 far north-east)

  • 151 active cases come from the north zone (18 in the north-west, 108 in the center-north, 25 in the north-east)

  • 110 active cases are from the Saskatoon area

  • 75 active cases are from the Regina area

  • 60 active cases come from the central zone (18 center west, 42 center east)

  • 18 active cases come from the southern zone (two in the south-west, four in the center-south, 12 in the south-east)

Provincially, 2,483 COVID-19 tests were performed on Tuesday.

VISIT LIMITS IN PLACE TO SASKATOON FACILITIES AND CARE HOMES

Following an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Saskatoon, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is implementing visitation limits at SHA facilities and nursing homes across the city.

From Wednesday morning, family visits are limited to compassionate reasons. The restrictions will be reassessed by November 3.

REGINA MAN RETURNING FROM COVID-19 URGES MASK USE

Regina man recovering from COVID-19 shares his battle with the disease, hoping to encourage others to wear masks and listen to advice from the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA).

Jony Rahaman said he believed he came into contact with someone who had COVID-19 on October 6. He was contacted about the positive case later in the week, was tested and found to be positive the following Tuesday.

Learn more here.

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