Saskatchewan COVID-19 update: two new cases, one in hospital, two more recoveries

There are two new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan to report on June 11, bringing the provincial total to 660.

One new case is in the Saskatoon region and one in the far north.

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Of the 660 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 21, or about three per cent, are considered active. 

Two more people in Saskatchewan have recovered, bringing the total number to 626. About 95 per cent of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Saskatchewan are listed as having recovered.

There is currently one person in intensive care in Saskatoon.

Eighteen people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the south region; just one case is considered active. There have been 262 cases from the far north, 176 are from the Saskatoon area, 112 from the north, 80 from the Regina area and 12 from the central region.

Of the 660 cases in the province, 145 cases are travellers, 398 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 79 have no known exposures and 38 are under investigation by local public health.

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

Ninety-eight cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults. A total of 234 cases are in the 20-39 age range, 200 are in the 40-59 age range, 110 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.

Thirteen deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported in this province.

To date, 53,853 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the province. As of June 9, when other provincial and national numbers are last available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 40,640 people tested per million population.  The national rate was 52,921 people tested per million population.

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