Sask. COVID-19 cases found near Flin Flon now marked as recovered, no spread reported

Two people who had COVID-19 in a Saskatchewan community near Flin Flon have recovered from the disease.

The new information was released by the province Sept. 22, showing no active cases were left in the Far North East 2 zone. That zone includes Flin Flon, Sask., Creighton, Denare Beach, Sandy Bay, Pelican Narrows and other communities near Flin Flon. No sign of community transmission has been released connected to the two cases.

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Another new case has been reported in the far north east region, but not in the Far North East 2 zone. The new case is instead in the Far North East 1 zone, which includes La Ronge, Pinehouse and other communities in north central Saskatchewan. No known cause or information about the new far north case has been made available by provincial health officials.

Saskatchewan reported another 10 cases of the disease, including the Far North East 1 zone case. Six of the new cases were found in Saskatoon, with two tied to an outbreak at a Brandt Industries facility. Two new cases were in Regina, while the central west region reported one new case. Out of 146 active cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, 81 are in Saskatoon, while 24 current cases are in "communal living settings", the term used by the province to describe communities such as Hutterite colonies.

Nine people in Saskatchewan are in hospital, with one person in intensive care.

Manitoba reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, with 20 of those cases in Winnipeg. The province currently has 380 active cases of COVID-19, with 305 of those cases - more than four out of five cases on average - in Winnipeg.

Twenty cases have been tied to an outbreak at John Pritchard School in Winnipeg.

The province is planning to expand testing, including new drive-thru test sites in Winnipeg, Brandon, Winkler, Portage la Prairie and Dauphin later this month and into early October. The Manitoba government announced plans to work with health and laboratory testing company Dynacare to provide more test collection sites and to boost the province's tests level by as many as 2,600 more tests a day.

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