Sask. COVID-19 update: eight new cases, three in hospital, one more recovery

There are eight new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Sept. 14, bringing the total to 1,731 reported cases. 

Six of the new cases are in the Saskatoon region. One is in the southwest and other is in the south central.

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Three cases from the past week have been removed. One case was deemed to be a false positive and two cases were determined to be out of province cases.

This brings the provincial active case total 1,731 cases.

Of the 1,731 reported cases, 103, or about six per cent, are considered active. 

One more person has recovered, bringing the Saskatchewan total to 1,604, or about 92.7 per cent of those diagnosed.

 Three people are in hospital receiving inpatient care in Saskatoon.

Investigations completed thus far have found that 34 of the 99 current active cases are from communal living settings.

There are 431 cases from the south area (221 southwest, 197 south central, 13 southeast). Two southeast cases are still considered active; neither is in Estevan’s zone.

As for the rest of the province, 357 cases are from the far north area (349 far northwest, eight far northeast); 307 cases are from the Saskatoon area; 270 cases are from the north area (131 northwest, 73 north central, 66 northeast); 227 cases are from the central area (168 central west, 59 central east); and 139 cases are from the Regina area.

One case location is pending.

Of the 1,731 cases in the province to date, 259 cases are travellers, 855 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 518 have no known exposures and 99 are under investigation by local public health.

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

A total of 284 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, 568 cases are in the 20-39 age range, 529 are in the 40-59 age range, 292 are in the 60-79 age range and 58 are in the 80-plus range.

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

Twenty-four deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.

To date, 160,275 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of Sept. 12, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 113,708 people tested per million population. The national rate was 163,729 people tested per million population.

There were 1,819 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan on Sunday.

 

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