Saskatchewan COVID-19 update: one new case, six in hospital

There is one new case of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan to report on June 28, according to the Ministry of Health, bringing the Saskatchewan total to 778 cases. 

The new case is located in the far north region.

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Of the 778 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 104, or about 13.4 per cent, are considered active. 

The number of recoveries remains the same. A total of 661 people have recovered; the provincial recovery rate now sits at about 85 per cent. 

Six individuals are receiving inpatient care in the hospital: three in the north, two in Saskatoon and one in the south. There are no COVID-19 patients currently in an intensive care unit.

Sixty-three cases have been diagnosed in the south; 35 are considered active. There have been 323 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 778 cases in the province, 165 cases are travellers, 472 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 103 have no known exposures and 38 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 113 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while 267 cases are in the 20-39 age range, 247 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 in this province.

To date, 64,800 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of June 26, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 48,342 people tested per million population. The national rate was 70,241 people tested per million population.

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