Fourteen more recoveries, three new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan has three new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health said Saturday, bringing the provincial total to 630.

Two of the new cases are in Saskatoon and one is in the Far North.  Of the 630 reported cases, 88, or 14 per cent, are considered active.

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Fourteen more people have recovered, bringing the provincial total to 535. Eighty-five per cent of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Saskatchewan have recovered.

There are currently six people in hospital – three are receiving inpatient care (one in Saskatoon, one in Regina and one in the north) and three are in intensive care (all in Saskatoon).

Sixteen cases are from the south region. There have been 249 cases from the far north, 167 from the Saskatoon area, 110 from the north, 76 from the Regina area and 12 from the central region.

Of the 630 cases in the province, 141 cases are travellers, 355 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 74 have no known exposures and 60 are under investigation by local public health.

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

Ninety-two cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.

A total of 225 cases are in the 20-39 age range, 191 are in the 40-59 age range, 104 are in the 60-79 age range and 18 are in the 80-plus range.

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

Seven deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported.

 To date, 43,419 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the province. As of May 21, when other provincial and national numbers are available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 33,268 people tested per million population and was lower than the national rate of 37,288 people tested per million population.

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