Sask. reports six new cases, precautionary outbreak; Man. sees one case in Winnipeg

Another day meant more of the same on COVID-19 Tuesday - little new in Manitoba, more cases in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan reported six new cases of the disease June 30 - three in the far north, two in the north region and one in the south. Five people remain in hospital with the disease, while five others have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

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Eighty-eight cases remain active province-wide. Of those cases, 53 are either in the far north or north regions, almost exclusively in communities in the west side of the province. No confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been found in communities in northeast Saskatchewan, including Creighton and other communities near Flin Flon.

A new precautionary health advisory was issued on June 29 for a bar in Emma Lake. According to the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), a worker at the community's Sunnyside Bar has tested positive. The person last worked at the bar June 26, 27 and 28 between 4 p.m.-9 p.m. The SHA is advising anyone who attended the bar at this time to self-monitor for symptoms for two weeks after visiting the bar.

The province moved into the next stage of the Reopen Saskatchewan plan, announcing plans to reopen indoor pools, rinks, sports and some performing arts July 6. Casinos and bingo halls will be reopening July 9, according to guidelines announced June 30.

The Saskatchewan government will also cease announcing new information on COVID-19 on weekends or statutory holidays, inclujding Canada Day. The province had been previously issuing text reports each day during the outbreak.

Over in Manitoba, the province announced one new positive case June 30 - a woman in her 20s in Winnipeg. An investigation into how the person was infected is ongoing. No cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northern Health Region (NHR) since April 8.

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