Tuesday, 3 Oct 2023

Coronavirus: Saskatchewan to provide update on COVID-19 pandemic

The Saskatchewan government is set to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday at 2:30 p.m.

On Sunday, the province reported eight new cases, bringing the total to 52. Of the total cases, 33 are confirmed. The remaining 19 are presumptive positive.

Twenty-one infected are in Saskatoon, 19 are in Regina, five are in southern Saskatchewan (which excludes Regina), four are in central Saskatchewan (excluding Saskatoon) and three are in northern Saskatchewan.

Additionally, of those infected as of Sunday, 62 per cent are male and 38 per cent are female.

On Monday, Saskatchewan NDP Party Leader Ryan Meili made a call out to the province asking it to provide “direct, immediate financial aid to Saskatchewan people.”

Rather then “creating categories of people who will be eligible for financial aid, the province needs to prioritize speed with a far-reaching aid package,” Meili said in a statement.

“The plans released to date leave too many falling through the cracks. To keep our economy afloat and to ensure people are able to cover their basic needs, we need the province to take quick action.”

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