Sask. reports 33 new COVID-19 cases, 25 tied to contacts or gatherings

Thirty-three new cases of COVID-19 were reported by the Saskatchewan government Thursday, 25 of which were described as "a result of contact to known cases and/or gatherings."

Two of those new cases were listed in the far north east region, specifically in the far north east 1 zone, which contains Air Ronge, La Ronge, Pinehouse, Southend and Stanley Mission. There are currently 16 cases of COVID-19 in the far north east region, all of which, according to government reporting, are in the far north east 1 zone. No cases have been reported in the far north east 2 zone, which includes Creighton, Denare Beach, Sandy Bay, Pelican Narrows and other communities near the Saskatchewan border.

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The remaining cases were found in the central east region (eight cases), Saskatoon (eight), Regina (seven), far north west (three), north central (two), north east (two) and south central (one) regions.

Eight people in Saskatchewan are in hospital with COVID-19, two of whom are in intensive care.

Throughout the province, 271 people currently have COVID-19.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) announced possible COVID-19 exposures at businesses in six communities - Harris, McLean, Nipawin, North Battleford, Redvers and Regina. No fewer than 26 separate possible exposures were reported in Regina, taking place from Oct. 4-10. A full list of the possible exposures can be found at the SHA website.

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