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Two more COVID-19 recoveries in North West Zone, inter-provincial travel discouraged

The area containing Lloydminster, the Battlefords and the surrounding area is back at five COVID-19 cases, according to Saskatchewan’s latest update.

Two more recoveries have been recorded in the last 24 hours. Breaking the numbers down into the four subregions, the Lloydminster and District area sits at two active confirmed cases, the Cut Knife/Wilkie area at is also at two, the Battlefords zone at one and the Turtleford/St Walburg area at zero.

There were ten new cases confirmed on September 3rd across Saskatchewan. Six are in Saskatoon, two in the Central West area, one in North Central Saskatchewan and one in South Central.

Health officials say all of Saskatoon’s current active cases, and several others across the province relate to out of province travel.

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The Saskatchewan Government says an uptick of cases being experienced by all the western provinces, and non-necessary interprovincial travel is still permitted but also discouraged. If people need to travel between provinces, they’re told to carefully monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.

If they get sick while still away, they’re encouraged to follow up with the local public health, as someone may need to self-isolate where they are. Residents are also advised to follow all public health guidelines while in the province they’re visiting, and consider COVID-19 testing upon return.

Of the 1,634 reported cases since the pandemic began, 36 are considered active. A total of 1,574 people have recovered.

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