COVID-19 update in Saskatchewan: 46 more recoveries; 15 new cases; 14 in hospital

There are 15 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Aug. 1.

Fourteen of the new cases are in Saskatchewan, and one additional case was from a Saskatchewan resident tested out of province, bringing the total to 1,334 cases.

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Seven of the cases are in the south. There are also four in the north, three in the Saskatoon region and one in the Regina area. Of the 15 cases reported today, investigations completed thus far have found nine cases are from multiple communal living settings across the province.

Out of the 1,334 reported cases, 262, or 19.6 per cent, are considered active. 

Forty-six more people have recovered, bringing the provincial total to 1,054. Approximately 79 per cent of those diagnosed with COVID-19 are considered recovered.

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

Of the 1,334 cases in the province, 203 cases are travellers, 678 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 347 have no known exposures and 106 are under investigation by local public health.

There have been 289 cases in the south region; 95 are considered active. As for the rest of the province, 348 of the cases are from the far north, 248 are from the Saskatoon area, 197 are from the north, 160 from the central region and 92 are from the Regina area.

A total of 212 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, 429 cases are in the 20-39 age range, 419 are in the 40-59 age range, 227 are in the 60-79 age range and 47 are in the 80-plus range.

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

Eighteen deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported.

To date, 100,317 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of July 30, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 72,568 people tested per million population. 

The national rate was 107,753 people tested per million population.

A total of 1,807 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan on Friday. This is the highest daily number of tests performed to date.

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