Saskatchewan has confirmed nine new COVID-19 cases across the province in the past 24 hours.
Five of the new cases are located in the far north zone, three are in the north zone and one is in the central zone. This brings total active cases to 207 of 553 reported. Five more people have also recovered, bring that total to 340.
Fifteen people are in hospital, ten of which are receiving inpatient care, six in the North and four in Saskatoon. Five people currently require ICU care, four in Saskatoon and one in the North.
In response to the ongoing outbreak in La Loche, the town has closed down liquor sales for two weeks starting May 9th. The move was made after a resolution recommending the closure was based by La Loche Council, and with a consultation with community and Indigenous leaders. The SLGA retail store and private off-sale in La Loche will be closed, and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health and the SHA will be working together to provide help to people at risk from alcohol withdrawal and providing further alcohol addiction support in the area.
As of May 9th, 36,117 COVID-19 tests have been performed, with 32,905 negative results.