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The Saskatchewan government is relaxing the rules for people meeting indoors on the same day it announced that 35 more known cases of COVID in the province have been confirmed to be variants of concern. Effective immediately, individual households can create a bubble of up to 10 people inside a home at any one time, though the 10 people should be from two to three consistent households, according to a news release from the province.

Does this household have a senior at elevated risk? Children attending school? Adults working outside of the home in essential workplaces? Can you still count all the potential contacts that household makes, in the event that a contact investigation must be done? Saqib Shahab, Saskatchewan's chief medical health officer. People who are at higher risk of contracting COVID should not take part in sleep-overs until they are vaccinated, Shahab added. The rules were being relaxed thanks to "a declining trend in confirmed cases and hospitalizations," according to the release.

The first batch of in-house testing focused on COVID samples linked to international travel, declared outbreaks and cases of unexpected severe illness. Shahab said the Roy Romano Lab in Regina will begin screening all samples for variants instead of only a portion, as has been done up to now.

The province also announced Tuesday that churches and other places of worship would be allowed up to attendees or 30 per cent of their building's capacity, whichever is fewer. The full list of worship service guidelines can be found here. This brought the total of known cases in the province since the pandemic began to 29, There are currently people in hospital in the province due to COVID, 25 of whom are in intensive care.

The province also reported new recoveries. There have been 28, known recoveries total as of Monday. Share your story with our online questionnaire. A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses.

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