Saskatchewan reports 127 new COVID-19 cases, 44 people in hospital

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REGINA — Saskatchewan is reporting 127 new cases of COVID-19, the fifth time in the last week that the daily number has been more than 100.

While health officials say most recent infections are in Regina and Saskatoon, the Athabasca Health Authority in the north says there are positive cases in the remote communities of Fond du Lac, Uranium City and Black Lake.

As of Tuesday, the province had more than 1,300 active infections.

The province says the number of people in hospital has increased to 44 from 37 the day before.

The Ministry of Health says 11 patients are receiving intensive care, three more than on Monday.

The province's health minister has said the health system can manage the uptick in cases, as the vast majority of those infected are not in hospital.

Premier Scott Moe said Monday that no additional measures to slow the spread of the virus were under consideration and he urged people to comply with existing public-health orders.

Masks are mandatory in indoor public areas in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert.

Households gatherings have been restricted to no more than 10 people and nightclubs in Saskatoon are operating on limited hours.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov.10, 2020

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