Sask. update for COVID-19: 15 recoveries, two new cases, five in hospital

The Ministry of Health reported Thursday that Saskatchewan has two new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the provincial total to 622. 

Both of the new cases are in the far north.

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Of the 622 reported cases, 106, or 17 per cent, are considered active. Ninety-three of the 106 active cases are in the far north.

Fifteen more people have recovered, bringing the Saskatchewan tally to 509. Eighty-two per cent of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Saskatchewan have recovered.  

There are currently five people in hospital – two are receiving inpatient care (one in Saskatoon and one in Regina) and three are in intensive care (all in Saskatoon).

The number of people in the south region diagnosed with COVID-19 remains unchanged at 15. A total of 244 of the cases are from the far north, 165 are from the Saskatoon area, 110 are from the north, 76 are from the Regina area and 12 are from the central region.

Of the 622 cases in the province, 139 cases are travellers, 348 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 72 have no known exposures and 63 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.

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

There have been 223 cases in the 20-39 age range; 188 in the 40-59 age range; 104 in the 60-79 age range and 18 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 in the province.

To date, 42,443 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the province. As of May 19, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 32,638 people tested per million population, while the national rate was 36,525 people tested per million population.

 

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