Another person has died from COVID-19 in Sask; 38 new cases, 55 more recoveries

For the second time this week, a person from the province’s south region has died from COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health said Thursday the person was in the 90-99 age range. No further details were immediately released.

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Saskatchewan has had 18 deaths due to COVID-19.

There are 38 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan, bringing the total to 1,306 cases. Six of the new cases are in the south. The others are in the central region (14), north (12), Saskatoon region (five) and far north (one).

Of the 38 cases reported today, investigations completed thus far have found 23 cases are from multiple communal living settings across the province.

Among the 1,306 reported cases, 304, or 23.2 per cent, are considered active.

Fifty-five more people have recovered, bringing the provincial total to 984. Approximately 75.3 per cent of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Saskatchewan are considered recovered.

Fourteen people are in hospital. Nine people are receiving inpatient care; three in Saskatoon, one in the central region, four in the south and one in Regina. Five people are in intensive care: three in Saskatoon and two in Regina.

There have been 276 cases from the south; 119 are considered active. As for the rest of the province, 348 cases are from the far north, 244 are from the Saskatoon area, 192 are from the north, 154 from the central region and 91 are from the Regina area.

One case’s location is still pending.

Of the 1,306 cases in the province, 202 cases are travellers, 643 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 310 have no known exposures and 151 are under investigation by local public health.

Sixty-three cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.

208 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, 421 cases are in the 20-39 age range, 412 are in the 40-59 age range, 219 are in the 60-79 age range and 46 are in the 80-plus range.

Fifty per cent of the cases are females and 50 per cent are males.

To date, 96,706 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of July 28, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 70,076 people tested per million population. The national rate was 104,992 people tested per million population.

A total of 1,682 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan on Wednesday.

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