Saskatchewan Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab has announced masks will be mandatory in all indoor public places province wide beginning Thursday. He also announced gatherings in a home will be reduced to five people from ten. He explains the indoor size gathering freeze is critical because 40 to 50 percent of transmissions is in close contacts and there’s estimated another 20 percent or so in indoor gatherings and that’s come down a bit when they went from 30 to 15 and then to 10 but they need to drive that down further.
Saskatchewan Health reported 240 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon bringing the provincial total to 5422 cases. 2055 are considered active, 3336 have recovered and 71 are in hospital with 15 in intensive care. The new cases are again spread across the province with the largest number in Saskatoon with 97. The Far North East reports six new cases.