Saskatchewan re-enacts emergency order to combat record COVID-19 cases

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REGINA — Saskatchewan has issued a new provincial emergency order to deal with a record surge of COVID-19 cases.

The province is reporting 449 new cases — its highest single-day count of new infections during the pandemic.

It also says there have been four additional deaths due to the virus.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority has put together a plan to reduce elective surgeries in order to free up staff for patients who are in hospital because of COVID-19.

The emergency order allows the province to redeploy staff to care for COVID-19 patients.

The province's previous emergency order ended on July 11.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 13, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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