Sask. COVID-19 update: 10 new cases, four in hospital, 12 more recoveries

There are 10 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Sept. 15, bringing the total to 1,741 reported cases. 

Eight new cases are in the Saskatoon zone, and two are in the central east region.

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To date, there have been 17 cases linked to a social gathering in Saskatoon initially reported Sept. 13. Contact tracing efforts are underway, and it is likely that other cases will be identified before this chain of transmission is resolved.

Of the 1,741 reported cases, 101, or 5.8 per cent, are considered active. 

Twelve more people have recovered, bringing Saskatchewan’s total to 1,616 people, or 92.8 per cent of those diagnosed.

Four people are in hospital receiving inpatient care in Saskatoon.

Investigations completed thus far have found that 33 of the 101 current active cases are from communal living settings.

There have been 431 cases from the south area (221 southwest, 197 south central, 13 southeast). Two cases in the southeast remain active; neither is from Estevan’s zone.

As for the rest of the province, 357 cases are from the far north area (349 far northwest, eight far northeast), 315 cases are from the Saskatoon area, 270 cases are from the north area (131 northwest, 73 north central, 66 northeast), 229 cases are from the central area (168 central west, 61 central east), and 139 cases from the Regina area.

Of the 1,741 cases in the province to date, 260 cases are travellers, 862 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 519 have no known exposures and 100 are under investigation by local public health.

Sixty-nine cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.

A total of 288 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, 570 cases are in the 20-39 age range, 532 are in the 40-59 age range, 293 are in the 60-79 age range and 58 are in the 80-plus range.

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

Twenty-four deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.

To date, 161,933 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of Sept. 13, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 114,897 people tested per million population. The national rate was 165,884 people tested per million population.

A total of 1,658 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan on Monday.

 

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