There are 31 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on July 13, the Ministry of Health said Monday.
In addition, there were two cases reported on July 11 and 23 cases reported on July 12.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan to 871, as of July 13.
The regional data is as follows:
•July 11: One new case in the central region and one in the south.
•July 12: Thirteen new cases in the south, five in the Saskatoon area, three in central and two in the Regina area.
•July 13: Twenty-seven new cases in the central region, two in the Regina area, one in the Saskatoon area and one in the south.
Previously reported COVID-19 infections in the southwest now stretch farther and there is growing evidence of spread throughout southwest and west-central Saskatchewan.
This includes cases in the following rural municipalities:
- Maple Creek (No. 111)
- Auvergne (No. 76)
- Biggar (No. 347)
- Carmichael (No. 109)
- Eagle Creek (No. 376)
- Harris (No. 316)
- Lac Pelletier (No. 107)
- Newcombe (No. 260)
- Perdue (No. 346)
- Kellross (No. 247)
- Prairiedale (No. 321)
The Ministry of Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority are working together with the Hutterian Safety Council to address the situation. Their co-operation has allowed for increased testing and contact tracing in these areas, which greatly contributed to identifying these new cases and ensuring residents are receiving the support they need.
Over the next number of days increased testing and contact tracing resources will be deployed to the affected communities and surrounding areas.
Saskatchewan residents in these communities and across the province are strongly encouraged to follow the necessary public health measures and personal safety precautions, including self-isolating if you or a close contact have tested positive for COVID-19.
Of the 871 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 90, or about 10.3 per cent, are considered active.
A total of 766 people have recovered. The provincial recovery rate now stands at 88 per cent.
Three people are in hospital. One individual is receiving inpatient care in Saskatoon. Two people are in intensive care, one in Saskatoon and one in the south.
Eighty-three people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the south region. Twenty of the cases are considered active. There have been 339 cases from the far north, 198 from the Saskatoon area, 120 from the north, 84 from the Regina area and 47 from the central region.
Of the 871 cases in the province, 174 cases are travellers, 487 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 128 have no known exposures and 82 are under investigation by local public health.
Fifty-seven cases are health care workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to health care in all instances.
A total of 121 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, 309 cases are in the 20-39 age range, 269 are in the 40-59 age range, 149 are in the 60-79 age range and 23 are in the 80-plus range.
Fifty-two per cent of the cases are females and 48 per cent are males.
Fifteen deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported.
To date, 75,161 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of July 11, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 55,404 people tested per million population. The national rate was 85,473 people tested per million population.