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COVID-19 found at Hutterite colonies

The Saskatc​​hewan Health Authority is declaring a COVID-19 outbreak in two Hutterit​e communities in the Rural Municipality of Maple Creek (No. 111). | Screencap via Saskatchewan/ca

Two Hutterite colonies in southwestern Saskatchewan are dealing with an outbreak of COVID-19.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority said that two members of a colony in the Rural Municipality of Maple Creek tested positive last week. Another 14 were confirmed yesterday.

Contact tracing is underway in the RM and the possibility of travel to Alberta is also being investigated.

There are several Hutterite communities within the RM, and the SHA did not identify which are affected.

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