Saskatchewan COVID-19 update: Six new cases, six in hospital, seven more recoveries

There are six new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan to report on June 27, bringing the Saskatchewan total to 777 cases. The new cases are located in the far north region.

Of the 777 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 103, or about 13.2 per cent, are considered active. A total of 661 people, or about 85 per cent of those diagnosed with COVID-19, have recovered.

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Seven more people have recovered from the virus.

Six individuals are hospitalized; five are receiving inpatient care (three in the north, one in Saskatoon and one in the south) and one person is in intensive care (in Saskatoon).

Sixty-three people in the south have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Thirty-three of those cases are considered active. There have been 322 cases from the far north, 186 from the Saskatoon area, 114 from the north, 80 from the Regina area and 12 from the central region.

Of the 777 cases in the province, 163 cases are travellers, 472 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 103 have no known exposures and 39 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 113 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults, with 266 cases in the 20-39 age range, 247 in the 40-59 age range, 130 in the 60-79 age range and 21 in the 80-plus range.

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

Thirteen deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.

On June 18 the Public Health Agency of Canada provided surveillance guidance regarding the attribution of COVID‐19 cases amongst the provinces and territories. As of June 27, 10 cases that were attributed to Saskatchewan will no longer be included in the Saskatchewan total count.

Case counts may change with the provision of additional information during the public health investigation.

To date, 64,161 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan.  As of June 25, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 47,637 people tested per million population. The national rate was 69,122 people tested per million population.

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