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Sask. restricts family visitations at ICUs

In light of the surging number of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) across Saskatchewan, the health authority is introducing stricter measures for families visiting hospitals.

According to a news release from the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), all provincial ICUs and cardiac care units in Saskatoon and Regina are restricted to two family or support persons, with only one person allowed to be present at a time.

For patients receiving palliative and end-of-life care, there is no change to family visitations, the SHA said. The current guidelines allow two designated people at a time in the ICUs or elsewhere.

The increased visitation restrictions come as the province reported 1,009 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, the province reported .
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