COVID-19: 36 new cases, more than half in young adults

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Saskatoon’s Divas nightclub posted on its Facebook page on Friday night that it was temporarily shutting down to rework its COVID-19 protocols after a video was released showing a crowded dance floor on social media.

“We started working with SHA this week to implement a revolutionary new system with the intention that it can be used in other nightclubs and nightlife bars all of which are struggling to get people to follow safety guidelines. established in the place of their choice. We don’t know how long it will take, so at the moment we don’t have a reopening date, ”the post read.

“We agree that the SHA measures currently in place are not working and that is not enough, we can and will work with them to do better. We feel that we have a responsibility beyond what is required of us, and we are determined to show it.

Of the 2,306 cases reported in Saskatchewan, 326 are considered active. The Center-North zone has the most active cases of all zones with 67, followed closely by Saskatoon with 65 and Regina with 56.

The Center-North area has seen a dramatic increase in cases after the Full Gospel Outreach Center in Prince Albert hosted a series of events that have since been linked to 79 cases in people from multiple communities.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) announced Friday evening that it had restricted visits to the Northlands Pioneers Lodge Long Term Care in Meadow Lake after a positive case of COVID-19 at the facility. The press release does not specify whether it is an employee or a resident. Hospitalization and long-term care units at La Ronge Health Center have been subject to similar restrictions after an increase in COVID-19 cases in the La Ronge region.

Eleven people are currently hospitalized, including two in intensive care.

Of the province’s 2,306 cases, 323 are travelers, 1,125 are community contacts, including mass gatherings, 634 have no known exposure, and 224 are under local public health investigation .

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