Sask. adds second highest daily number of COVID-19 cases with 240

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The subzone that includes La Ronge and Air Ronge added six new cases to reach 72 active, while the subzone that includes La Loche and Buffalo Narrows had 68 active. The subzone that includes North Battleford had 67 assets, followed by the subzone that includes Nipawin and Carrot River (64) and the subzone that includes Moose Jaw (63).

There were 2,803 new tests announced on Tuesday, for a total of 12,569 over four days.

Saskatchewan overtook Quebec this week as the third largest province, with 164 active cases per 100,000 population (ahead of new cases on Tuesday). Saskatchewan now only trails Manitoba (512) and Alberta (229). The national average per 100,000 population was 135.

Earlier on Tuesday, Saskatoon Transit informed people who used three bus routes this weekend that two of its drivers have tested positive for COVID-19.

The city issued a press release on Tuesday morning explaining that none of the drivers would have contracted the virus at work and outlining the measures in place to prevent transmission on buses.

The affected routes are Route 15 (Civic Operations Center) on Saturdays, Route 2 (Meadowgreen) on Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Route 50 (Lakeview University) on Sundays from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

One pilot received a positive test result on Friday, the other on Monday. The driver who tested positive on Friday was asked to self-isolate from the workplace, a city spokeswoman said.

Affected buses benefited from improved cleaning and disinfection, the statement said. Anyone who has taken the affected routes is advised to watch for symptoms.

There were also two outbreaks declared Tuesday at Indian Head, Little Castle Child Care Center and Hayes Haven Personal Care Home, a long-term care facility.

Another outbreak has been declared at a Regina barbershop, Culture Grooming Lounge, formerly known as Ragged Ass Barbers.

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