One new case of COVID-19 in southeast; a total of 36 new cases in Saskatchewan

There is one new case of COVID-19 in the southeast region, according to the daily report issued Saturday.

The new case is located in southeast Zone 4, which is the zone that includes Estevan. The zone extends from Torquay to the Manitoba border along Highway 18, Stoughton to the Manitoba border along Highway 13. From south to north, it runs from the U.S. border to areas north of Highway 13.

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There have been 34 cases of COVID 19 diagnosed in the southeast since mid-March. Twelve of the cases are considered active; 10 of the active cases are in Zone 4.

There are 36 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Oct. 17, bringing the total to 2,306 cases. There are 10 cases in the Saskatoon zone, six in the far northeast, six in the north central, four in the Regina zone, three in each of the northeast and the northwest, and individual cases in the central west and central east regions.

Of the 2,306 reported cases, 326 are considered active. 

Nine more people have recovered, bringing the Saskatchewan recovery count to 1,955.

Eleven people are in hospital. Nine people are receiving inpatient care: five in the Saskatoon zone, three in the north central, and one in the central east. Two people are in intensive care, one in Saskatoon and one in Regina.

There were 2,432 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan on Friday.

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