In the September 21 COVID-19 update from The Saskatchewan Health Authority there is a total of seven new cases of the virus being reported in the province today.

The seven new cases are broken down as follows: five cases are in the Saskatoon zone, one is in the Regina zone, and one is in the South East zone.

Three of the new cases reported today in the Saskatoon area are associated with the workplace outbreak previously identified at Brandt Industries. To date, there have been 17 cases linked to that workplace.

Also, one pending case from September 20 has been assigned to Saskatoon.

That brings the provincial  number of COVID-19 cases to 1,814, of which 145 are considered active.

Investigations completed thus far have found that 27 of the 145 current cases are from communal living settings.

In the South West zone there are a total of four active case.

There have been two recoveries reported today, bringing that provincial total to 1,645.

There are ten people in hospital. Nine people are receiving inpatient care, seven of those are in Saskatoon, one is in Regina, and one is in the South Central zone. One person is in intensive care in Saskatoon.

There have been 24 deaths related to COVID-19 reported to date.

To date, there have been 173,764 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan.

And yesterday there were 1,819 COVID-19 tests done.