Sask. adds 76 new COVID-19 cases, 41 recoveries

Saskatchewan is reporting 76 new COVID-19 cases and 41 recoveries as of Friday, October 30. 742 cases are considered active.

34 of the new cases in Saskatoon, 19 in North Central, seven in Regina, four in each of the North East and Central East zones, and two in each of the Far North West, North West, South Central and South East zones.

Public health investigations are underway to determine the source of transmission for all new cases. Initial investigations in Saskatoon and Prince Albert are finding that some new cases are linked to known cases and clusters, and some appear to be unknown community transmissions.

A total of 2,299 people have recovered from the virus.

22 people are in hospital with 16 receiving inpatient care; one in the Far North West, four in the North Central zone, one in the North East zone, six Saskatoon and four in Regina. Six are in ICU with one in North Central, four in Saskatoon and one in Regina.

October 30 health map. (Courtesy of Government of Saskatchewan)

With it being the day before Halloween, the government is reminding residents to participate in Halloween activities safely this weekend.

It is recommended by public health officials for people not to attend or host large events that exceed gathering size limits under current public health orders or Reopen Saskatchewan Guidelines. This includes house parties, public events and pub crawls.

Activities that do not follow public health orders or Reopen Saskatchewan Guidelines have been shown to be possible “superspreaders” and hosts or businesses can be fined under The Public Health Act, 1994.

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