Province to announce additional health measures to fight COVID-19 Friday morning

It is not known what the province will be announcing Friday morning, but the government says the Ministry of Health and Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab are currently considering additional health measures to reduce COVID-19 transmission in Saskatchewan, with the measures being announced at 11:30 a.m.

Many have been calling for the government to do something in the wake of high COVID-19 cases on a daily basis with the province seeing its seventh triple-digit increase in the cases in the last eight days as 111 new ones were reported Thursday with 15 recoveries to put the active case count at 1,459 which is an increase of 661 since November 1.

25 of the new cases come from Regina putting the active case count in the city to 309. Others are located in the Far North West (5), Far North Central (8), Far North East (6), North West (7), North Central (8), Saskatoon (24), Central East (7), South West (4), South Central (5) and South East (7) zones.

Five new cases have pending residence information. One case reported November 10 with pending residence information has been assigned to the Regina zone.

49 people are in hospital. 36 of those 49 are receiving inpatient care; one in the Far North West, one in the North West, five in North Central, three in the North East, 20 in Saskatoon, three in Regina, one in the South West and two in the South East zone. 13 people are in intensive care; one in the North West, two in North Central, seven in Saskatoon, two in Central East and one in Regina.

The weekly report of those aged 0-19 has also been released.

2,145 tests were processed in Saskatchewan Wednesday bringing the provincial total to 289,366


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