A second case of COVID-19 has been identified in the Saskatchewan health district containing Creighton, Denare Beach and other communities near Flin Flon.
One of the 13 cases announced by the Saskatchewan government Sept. 11 was found in the Far North East 2 zone, which contains the communities and the portion of Flin Flon located in Saskatchewan. Health officials have not confirmed the exact community where the case was found or how it may be connected to an existing COVID-19 case in the same region. The Reminder has reached out to the Northern Health Region (NHR) for more information on the case.
The province has not released any possible exposures or locations the person may have been to while contagious.
According to a statement released by the Town of Creighton earlier Sept. 11, there is no evidence of community transmission of the disease and contact tracing and an investigation into the case has been completed.
"All identified cases and contacts are being followed up by Public Health," reads the Town's statement.
One case was already reported within the zone earlier this week, in a Saskatchewan resident who was tested in Flin Flon and works at the Northern Lights Manor. That person is now self-isolating at home and according to the NHR, the person did not work at the manor while symptomatic. No cases have been reported at the manor.
There are currently two cases in the Far North East region, both in the Far North East 2 zone. Four cases of COVID-19 are active in the far north of Saskatchewan - the other two are located in the Far North West, near the Alberta border.
Most new cases in Saskatchewan were announced in either the central east (seven cases) or Saskatoon (four) regions. Regina reported one case. Out of the province's 1,688 total cases reported since the pandemic began, 66 are considered active. Of those 66 cases, 19 are located in "communal living settings", the province's preferred term for Hutterite colonies and similar communities.
Manitoba reported 15 new cases of COVID-19, confined solely to Prairie Mountain Health, Southern Health-Sante Sud and the Winnipeg region, but the number of new cases was dwarfed by the number of people who recovered from the disease. Between Sept. 10 and 11, 88 more Manitobans have been reported as "recovered" from COVID-19, bringing the province down to 287 active cases Sept. 11 compared to 360 a day earlier. Twelve Manitobans are in hospital with COVID-19, with four of them in intensive care.