Thursday , 22 October 2020

In-home gatherings reduced to 15 people: COVID update

The rising number of new COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan has led the provincial government to reduce the size of private home gatherings to 15 people at a time.

Saskatchewan Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab, said the new limit will take effect on Thursday at midnight, and is encouraging people to wear masks whenever they are practical.

“Even with increasing community transmission rates we still have the power to effect change, to flatten that curve, but it means all residents have to do their part to help keep their friends and family safe,” said Shahab.

On Tuesday, the government announced 34 new cases of COVID-19 in the province.

Nine of the new cases are located in the North Central zone, eight are in Saskatoon, four are in the Central West zone, and the 11 remaining cases are in Regina.

There are no new cases in the North West 2 zone that contains Lloydminster, Lashburn and Maidstone.

That region is currently sitting at four active cases.

The province currently has 238 active cases, 1,911 people have recovered from the total 2,174 reported cases.

Yesterday, the province performed 2,037 COVID-19 tests, bringing the total number of performed tests to 218,959.

Saskatchewan COVID-19 update from October 13 (Government of Saskatchewan)

About Elliott Knopp

Elliott is a graduate from NAIT's Television Broadcast program. He has broadcast experience in football, basketball and hockey. He has spent nearly his entire life living in Edmonton, but has recently moved to Lloydminster for his career. He has an undying passion for CFL/NFL football, hot wings and Flaming Hot Cheetos. He loves playing fantasy football but has never won a championship.

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