In their September 16 COVID-19 update, The Saskatchewan Health Authority is reporting a total of ten new cases in the province.

Of those ten new cases seven are located in the Saskatoon zone, one in the North East zone, one in the Regina zone, and one case location is pending.

To date, there have been 21 cases linked to the social gathering in Saskatoon initially reported on September 13. Contact tracing efforts are underway, and it is likely that other cases will be identified before this chain of transmission is resolved.

This brings the provincial total number of cases to 1,751, of which 107 are considered active.

Investigations completed thus far have found that 32 of the 107 active cases are from communal living settings.

In the South West zone there are three active cases.

There are four more recoveries reported today, bringing that provincial total to 1,620.

There are four people in hospital, all receiving inpatient care in Saskatoon.

There have been 24 deaths related to COVID-19 in Saskatchewan.

To date, 163,151 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the province.

And yesterday there were a total of 1,218 tests performed.