Five new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan; two are in the south

There are five new cases of COVID-19 to report in this province, the Saskatchewan Health Authority said Thursday, bringing the total to 813 cases. 

Two of the new cases are in the south, one new case is in the Saskatoon region, one is in the far north and one is in the central region. The exact location of the two cases in the south was not disclosed.

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Of the 813 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 48, or about six per cent, are considered active.

A total of 750 people have recovered, leaving the provincial recovery rate at 92.2 per cent.

Five people are in hospital. Two individuals are receiving inpatient care in the north and two in

Sixty-eight cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in the south region. Seven are considered active. There have been 339 cases from the far north, 192 from the Saskatoon area, 120 from the north, 80 from the Regina area and 14 from the central region.

Saskatoon. One person is in intensive care in Saskatoon.

Of the 813 cases in the province, 168 cases are travellers, 484 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 114 have no known exposures and 47 are under investigation by local public health.

Fifty-five cases are health care workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to health care in all instances.

A total of 118 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, 284 cases are in the 20-39 age range, 254 are in the 40-59 age range, 136 are in the 60-79 age range and 21 are in the 80-plus range.

Fifty-one per cent of the cases are females and 49 per cent are males.

Fifteen deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported.

To date, 71,757 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of July 7, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 52,912 people tested per million population. The national rate was 81,282 people tested per million population.

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