SHA investigating multi-jurisdictional community outbreak from Prince Albert events

The Saskatchewan Health Authority has declared a multi-jurisdictional community transmitted outbreak stemming from events from September 14 to October 4 in Prince Albert.

Dr. Khami Chokani, medical health officer for Prince Albert, officially declared the outbreak on Wednesday, October 7.

According to a release from the SHA, the outbreak appears to trace back to a series of Full Gospel Outreach events in Prince Albert. The health authority has named it an outbreak since it involves numerous individuals with close contacts from multiple areas across the province.

So far, the contact tracing investigation currently involves more than 100 people across the province.

For every single positive case of COVID-19, public health staff interview the case to determine with whom they have had contact during their infectious period.

Since there are multiple positive cases that have been traced to these events, officials are advising individuals who were at these events on the specified dates to self-isolate immediately and contact HealthLine 811 for a referral. Those individuals should remain in isolation until they are assessed by their local public health unit.

10 new cases; 11 more recoveries

The Government of Saskatchewan has announced 10 new cases of COVID-19 in the province, bringing the total to 1,994.

Four of the new cases are in Saskatoon, 3 are in Regina, and there is one case each in the Central West, Central East, and South East zones.

One case with pending location from October 6th has been assigned to the Central East zone.

Eleven more people have recovered, for a total of 1,832. The active case count sits at 138.

Five people are in hospital with four receiving inpatient care in Saskatoon, and one person in intensive care in Regina.

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