In the September 22 COVID-19 update The Saskatchewan Health Authority is reporting a total of ten new cases of the virus in the province.

Of those ten new cases one is in the Far North East zone, six are in the Saskatoon zone, one is in the Central West zone and two are in the Regina zone.

Two 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 19 cases linked to this cluster. The latest confirmed cases are from testing completed on close contacts of the employees and are not occurring in the workplace itself.

That brings the provincial total number of cases to 1,824, of which 146 are considered active.

Investigations completed thus far have found that 24 of the 146 current active cases are from communal living settings.

There are currently four active COVID-19 cases reported in the South West zone.

There are nine recoveries reported today, bringing that provincial total to 1,654.

There are nine people in the hospital. Eight people are receiving inpatient care-seven of those are in Saskatoon and one is in Regina. One person is in intensive care in Saskatoon.

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

To date, 175,405 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan.

Yesterday there were 1,641 tests done.