Thirteen new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan; 10 are in the south

There are 13 new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan to report, the Ministry of Health said Friday, bringing the Saskatchewan total to 772 cases.

Ten of the new cases are in the south and are connected to the outbreak in the Maple Creek area.  Of the remaining new cases, two are in the north and one is in the far north.

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Among the 772 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 105, or 13.6 per cent, are considered active. Six more people have recovered, bringing the total to 654.

About 84.7 per cent of people diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered.

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

Sixty-three cases are from the south region. Thirty-eight are considered active. There have been 317 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 772 cases in the province, 163 cases are travellers, 465 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 103 have no known exposures and 41 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 110 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, 265 cases are in the 20-39 age range, 246 are in the 40-59 age range, 130 are in the 60-79 age range and 21 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.

To date, 63,116 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of June 24, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 47,186 people tested per million population. The national rate was 68,061 people tested per million population.

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