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StatsCan employees to help with Saskatchewan testing, contact tracing amid redeployment

coronavirus testing and contact tracing, the federal government is making 30 to 40 Statistics Canada staff available to the cause.“With the higher number of cases being reported each day, contact tracing is becoming challenging,” the province’s health minister, Paul Merriman, said Thursday afternoon while announcing the additional resources.This week, Saskatchewan broke 2,000 active cases of COVID-19.

Saskatchewan looks to feds for help as contact tracing becomes challenging On Tuesday, the province’s chief medical health officer noted more and more infections have no known exposure and each person testing positive had an average of five to eight contacts.The health minister said on Thursday that each person testing positive has about 11.

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