Saskatchewan reports 11th death from COVID-19

A resident in Saskatchewan's north region who tested positive for COVID-19 has died. The individual was in their 70s. This brings the total number of deaths in the province to 11.

There is one new case of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, bringing the provincial total to 646. The new case is in Regina.

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Of the 646 reported cases, 53, or eight per cent, are considered active. Two more people have recovered, bringing the provincial total to 582.

Ninety per cent of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Saskatchewan have recovered.

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

Seventeen cases are from the south. There have been 256 from the far north, 169 from the Saskatoon area, 112 from the north, 80 from the Regina area and 12 from the central region.

Of the 646 cases in the province, 142 cases are travellers, 381 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 76 have no known exposures and 47 are under investigation by local public health.

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

Ninety-five cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults. A total of 230 cases are in the 20-39 age range, 197 are in the 40-59 age range, 106 are in the 60-79 age range and 18 are in the 80-plus range.

Fifty-two per cent of the cases are females and 48 per cent are males.

To date, 47,824 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the province. As of May 29, when other provincial and national numbers were last available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 36,335 people tested per million population. The national rate was 43,397 people tested per million population.

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