Wastewater surveillance shows continued drop in Saskatoon coronavirus levels
Traces of coronavirus in Saskatoon’s wastewater have decreased by 7.6 per cent up to Nov. 24, according to Monday's weekly update from University of Saskatchewan researchers.
The drop indicates of a decrease in COVID-19 infections in Saskatoon, which – in a partially vaccinated population – may or may not be reflected by new case numbers.
The numbers have fallen to levels similar to those seen in the summer, prior to the fourth wave in the early fall.
The team says it will no longer screen for the Alpha and Gamma variants of concern, since they were last detected Aug. 11.
Viral RNA load in North Battleford’s wastewater decreased by 12.8 per cent while Prince Albert saw a drop of 55.8 per cent.
The mass vaccine clinic at Prairieland Park will reopen to booked appointments on Tuesday, the Saskatchewan Health Authority says.
The Saskatoon police tactical unit and a crisis negotiator team responded to a disturbance at a home in the 300 block of 29th Street West on Monday morning.
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