Four new cases of COVID-19 in the southeast

There are four new cases of COVID-19 in southeast Saskatchewan, according to the daily provincial update released Friday.

Three of the new cases are in Southeast Zone 4, which includes Estevan. The other new case is in Zone 3, which includes Weyburn.

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The southeast region has had 41 cases to date; 17 of them are considered active. Fifteen of the active cases are from Southeast Zone 4.

There are 33 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan, bringing the total to 2,591 cases. Nine cases are in the Regina region. There are five in the north central, four in each of the northeast and Saskatoon, three in the central east and northwest, and one in the far northwest.

To date, 37 of Saskatoon’s confirmed cases have been linked to a single nightclub.

Public health investigations are underway to determine the source of transmission for all new cases. Of the 2,591 reported cases, 511 are considered active. 

Thirty-one people have recovered, bringing the Saskatchewan total to 2,055. One of the recoveries for Friday is from Zone 4.

Twenty people are in hospital.  Sixteen people are receiving inpatient care; nine in the Saskatoon region, five in the north central, one in the Regina region and one in the northwest. Four people are in intensive care, with three in Saskatoon and one in Regina.

A total of 2,297 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan on Thursday.

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