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.
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