Saskatchewan has zero new cases of COVID-19; 11 more people have recovered

Saskatchewan has zero new confirmed cases of COVID-19, keeping the provincial total at 592, the Ministry of Health said Monday afternoon.

Of the 592 reported cases, 131, or 22 per cent, are considered active. Eleven more people have recovered, bringing the provincial total to 455.

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Seventy-seven per cent of the 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).

Hospitalizations are counted under the location of the hospitalization, not the patient’s residence.  Active cases are included in the number for their region of residence.

The number of cases in the south region remains at 15. There have been 219 cases from the far north, 164 from the Saskatoon area, 106 from the north, 76 from the Regina area and 12 from the central region.

Of the 592 cases in the province, 139 cases are travellers, 320 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 68 have no known exposures and 65 are under investigation by local public health.

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

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

A total of 210 cases are in the 20-39 age range, 182 are in the 40-59 age range, 99 are in the 60-79 age range and 18 are in the 80-plus range.

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

Six deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported.

A total of 41,159 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the province. As of May 16, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 31,847 people tested per million population and was lower than the national rate of 34,498 people tested per million population.

General public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.

Find the most up-to-date version of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan at www.saskatchewan.ca/re-open.

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