Sask. sees 10 new COVID-19 cases and 12 more recoveries on Tuesday

(Saskatchewan Health Authority/Submitted)

The provincial government reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 more recoveries on Tuesday.

Eight of the new cases are located in the Saskatoon area and two are in the Central East area.

As of Tuesday afternoon, there have been 17 cases linked to a social gathering in Saskatoon that was initially reported on Sept. 13.

Gatherings, whether indoor or outdoor, are restricted to 30 people except for worship services. Sizes should be smaller if people within one household can’t maintain a two-metre distance between each other.

The government reminded residents that it’s also important to not serve food buffet-style. One person should handle the preparation of food or drink.

The province said contact tracing is underway in relation to the gathering, and that more cases from the gathering are likely to arise.

Saskatchewan has seen 1,741 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, 101 of which are considered active. So far, 1,616 people have recovered.

Investigations thus far have found that 33 of the 101 active cases are located in communal living settings.

Four people with COVID-19 are hospitalized, all receiving inpatient care in Saskatoon.

Health care workers in Saskatchewan have performed 161,933 COVID‐19 tests as of Tuesday afternoon. That’s an increase of 1,658 from Monday.

Possible COVID-19 exposure in Saskatoon, Foam Lake and Wynyard

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is alerting residents of possible exposure to COVID-19 in Saskatoon, Foam Lake and Wynyard.

Someone who tested positive for the virus visited the following businesses while they were likely infectious:

Wal-Mart Preston Crossing in Saskatoon:

  • Sept. 4 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 5 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 7 from 2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sept. 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Foam Lake Husky:

  • Sept. 6 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Wynyard A&W:

  • Sept. 6 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Anyone who was at these businesses during the listed times is asked to immediately self-isolate and call HealthLine 811 to arrange testing if they’ve had or currently have COVID-19 symptoms.

Anyone who was at these businesses during the listed times, but hasn’t shown symptoms, is asked to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

Symptoms include fever, cough, headache, muscle and/or joint aches and pains, sore throat, chills, runny nose, nasal congestion, conjunctivitis, dizziness, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite (difficulty feeding for children), loss of sense of taste or smell, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.

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