Sask. reports 15 new COVID-19 cases, cluster among Yorkton students

Sask. reports 15 new COVID-19 cases, cluster among Yorkton students
In this handout photo released by the University of Oxford blood samples from coronavirus vaccine trials are handled inside the Jenner Institute in Oxford, England Thursday June 25, 2020. (John Cairns, University of Oxford via AP)


REGINA -- The Saskatchewan government reported 15 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of active cases to 144.

There is one new case in the north central region, one in the Saskatoon area, eight in the central east zone and four in the Regina area.

One cases location is pending.

The province said its investigating a cluster of students who have tested positive in the Yorkton Regional High School.

The province said while investigations are ongoing, there is no indication that transmission happened within the school.

It said the school division will be communicating to parents later today.

If an outbreak is declared, the province said all parents of that school will receive notification and the declaration will be posted here.

If two or more people test positive for COVID-19, and are all linked to a specific school setting within a specified time period, an outbreak is declared for that school, it said.



The province said seven people are in hospital, with six receiving inpatient care in Saskatoon and one in Regina.
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