81 new COVID-19 cases in Sask., 108 more recoveries
REGINA -- There are 81 new COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, the province reported on Friday.
There are 1,427 active cases in the province. There are also 108 new recoveries in Saskatchewan.
There is one new case in the far northwest, six new cases in the far north central, three new cases in the far northeast, seven new cases in the northwest, 10 new cases in north central, 11 new cases in the northeast, five new cases in Saskatoon, four in the central east, 16 in Regina, six in the southwest, eight in south central and four in the southeast.
Fifty-three people are in hospital. This number includes 15 people being treated in intensive care; one in the northwest, three in the north central region, eight in Saskatoon, one in the central east and one in Regina.
- 1,237 cases are from the Saskatoon area
- 948 cases are from the north area (309 north west, 456 north central, 183 north east) 683 cases are from the Regina area
- 611 cases are from the south area (253 south west, 256 south central, 102 south east) 564 cases are from the far north area (453 far north west, 23 far north central, 88 far north east)
- 459 cases are from the central area (203 central west, 256 central east)
- 11 cases have pending residence information
The SHA performed 1,706 tests on Thursday.
SASK. EXTENDS MASK MANDATE, ALCOHOL CURFEW, SCHOOLS MOVE TO LEVEL 3
Saskatchewan has extended the mask mandate to include Saskatchewan communities with a population of more than 5000 — and smaller neighbouring communities — as part of a list of new COVID-19 restrictions.
The province has also put a curfew on alcohol sales at 10 p.m. which will last for the next 28 days. It's also recommended that all schools move to level three of the back to school plan.
The province has also updated the Reopen Saskatchewan Plan with changes for fitness facilities and hookah services.
These changes are effective Monday, Nov. 16, for 28 days.
INCREASED EXPOSURE IN INDIAN HEAD
On Thursday, the SHA warned of increased exposure to COVID-19 in Indian Head.
The province wants residents of that community to take extra care to follow public health regulations to decrease the spread of the virus.
Visits are only permitted for compassionate reasons to SHA facilities in the area. This includes the Indian Head Union Hospital, Golden Prairie Nursing Home, Wolseley Memorial Integrated Care Center and Montmartre Health Center.