Saskatchewan reports record daily high of COVID-19 cases

REGINA — Saskatchewan has hit a record of daily number of COVID-19 cases less than a week after it reported an all-time high. 

Health officials reported 82 new cases Thursday,, surpassing the previous high of 78 set on Saturday.  

Some 37 of the new cases are in the Saskatoon area, and the rest are spread around different regions of the province.  

Starting Friday, the Saskatchewan Health Authority is imposing restrictions on Saskatoon nightclubs that include no alcohol service between 10 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. following multiple outbreaks linked to clubs.

The health order does not apply to lounges, pubs, restaurants, or liquor manufacturing facilities that have tasting rooms.  

Health officials say of 2,990 reported cases in the province, 707 are considered active and 25 people have died. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 29, 2020.

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