Government reports 8 new COVID-19 cases on Monday

The Saskatchewan Legislature -- Jayda Noyes/Daily Herald

The provincial government reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Monday, six of which are in Saskatoon.

The other new cases were in the Southwest and South Central regions.

Health officials also removed three positive cases from the total previously announced last week. Two of those cases involved out of province patients, while the other was deemed a false positive.

There are now 103 active COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 43 of which are in the Saskatoon Region. That’s the highest total in Saskatchewan. The Central East region is second highest with 25.

There are three active cases in the North Central region, which includes Prince Albert. That’s unchanged from Sunday. There are three active cases in the Northwest Region, which includes Lloydminster and North Battleford, two active cases in the Far Northwest and two active cases in the Far Northeast. The Far North Central and Northeast regions have no active cases.

Three COVID-19 patients are in hospital receiving inpatient care. All three are in Saskatoon.

Health officials are still investigating and contact tracing for 99 COVID-19 cases.

A total of 1,819 COVID-19 tests were performed on Sunday.

The government also warned of a possible COVID-19 exposure at a gas station and convenience store in the community of Whitewood.

Anyone who visited the Petro Canada on Sept. 4 between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. is asked to immediately self-isolate if they have symptoms and arrange for testing.

Whitewood is located along the Trans-Canada Highway near the Manitoba border.