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

There are 10 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Sept. 16, bringing the total to 1,751 reported cases. 

Seven of the cases are located in the Saskatoon zone. One is in the northeast, one is from the Regina region and one location is pending.

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To date, there have been 21 cases linked to a social gathering in Saskatoon initially reported in the provincial news release on 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 1,751 reported cases, 107, or 6.1 per cent, are considered active. 

Four more people have recovered, bringing Saskatchewan’s total to 1,620 people, recovered, or 92.5 per cent of those diagnosed.

Four people are in hospital receiving inpatient care in Saskatoon.

Investigations completed thus far have found that 32 of the 107 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 are still active; neither is from the Estevan zone.

As for the rest of the province, 357 cases are from the far north area (349 far northwest, eight far northeast), 322 cases are from the Saskatoon area, 271 cases are from the north area (131 northwest, 73 north central, 67 northeast), 229 cases are from the central area (168 central west, 61 central east), and 140 cases are from the Regina area.

One case is pending location.

Of the 1,751 cases in the province to date, 262 cases are travellers, 873 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 520 have no known exposures and 97 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 290 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, 574 cases are in the 20-39 age range, 536 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, 163,151 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of Sept. 14, when other provincial and national numbers are available from Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 116,000 people tested per million population. The national rate was 167,392 people tested per million population.

There were 1,218 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan on Tuesday.


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