Two new cases of COVID-19 in the southeast

There are two new cases of COVID-19 in the southeast region, the Ministry of Health said Sunday.

Both cases are in Southeast Zone 4, which includes Estevan and the rest of the southeast corner of the province. An exact location of the two new cases was not released.

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Zone 4 spans from Torquay to the Manitoba border along Highway 18 and Stoughton to the Manitoba border along Highway 13. It spans north-south from the U.S. border to about Highway 13.

There are currently three active cases in Zone 4, and a total of four active cases in the southeast region. There have been 17 cases diagnosed in the southeast since the virus was first detected in Saskatchewan in mid-March.

As for the rest of the province, there are 20 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Sunday, bringing the total to 1,807 reported cases. There are 10 new cases in Regina and seven in Saskatoon. The location of one case is pending.

The seven new cases reported in the Saskatoon area are associated with the workplace outbreak previously identified at Brandt Industries. To date, there have been 14 cases linked to the workplace.

Of the 1,807 reported cases, 140, or about 7.7 per cent, are considered active.

One more person has recovered, bringing the Saskatchewan total to 1,643, or about 91 per cent of those diagnosed.

A total of 10 people are in hospital. Nine people are receiving inpatient care; seven of those are in Saskatoon, one is in Regina and one is in the South Central zone. One person is in intensive care in Saskatoon.

Investigations completed thus far have found that 27 of the 140 current active cases are from communal living settings.

A total of 2,426 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan on Saturday.


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