COVID-19 update: 14 new cases, 24 more recoveries, 15 in hospital

There are 14 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on July 31, according to the Ministry of Health, bringing the total to 1,319 cases. 

Six new cases are in the south and six more are in the central region. There is also a new case in each of the north and Saskatoon regions.

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One case that tested positive in Saskatchewan that had a pending location has been determined to be a non‐Saskatchewan resident. Please note that this case has been removed from Saskatchewan’s total confirmed case count and should be included in their resident province/territory count.

Of the 14 cases reported today, investigations completed thus far have found nine cases are from multiple communal living settings across the province.

Of the 1,319 reported cases, 293, or 22.2 per cent, are considered active. 

Twenty-four more people have recovered, bringing Saskatchewan’s total to 1,008 people. Approximately 76.4 per cent of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in this province are classified as recovered.  

Fifteen people are in hospital. Nine people are receiving inpatient care, with three in Saskatoon, one in the central region, four in the south and one in Regina. Six people are in intensive care; one in the north, three in Saskatoon and two in Regina.

A total of 282 cases have been diagnosed in the south; 109 cases are considered active. There have been 348 cases from the far north, 245 from the Saskatoon area, 193 from the north, 160 from the central region and 91 from the Regina area.

Of the 1,319 cases in the province, 202 cases are travellers; 659 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 322 have no known exposures and 126 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.

There have been 210 cases involving people 19 years of age and under, 425 cases in the 20-39 age range, 416 in the 40-59 age range, 222 are in the 60-79 age range and 46 are in the 80-plus range.

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

Eighteen deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported.

To date, 98,510 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of July 29, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 71,299 people tested per million population. The national rate was 106,234 people tested per million population.

There were 1,804 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan on Thursday. This is the highest daily number of tests performed to date.

  

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