COVID-19 update for Saskatchewan: one new case, six more recoveries and four in hospital

There is one new case of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, the Ministry of Health reported Monday afternoon. That case is in the Regina area.  

The provincial total remains at 646 reported cases. The total is unchanged because a sample reported as a positive case in Regina on May 27 was retested and found to be negative. A second sample was taken, which confirmed the negative result.

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Of the 646 reported cases, 47, or seven per cent, are considered active. Six more people have recovered, bringing the provincial total to 588.

Ninety-one per cent of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Saskatchewan have recovered.

There are currently four people in hospital – two are receiving inpatient care (one in Regina and two in Saskatoon) and two are in intensive care in Saskatoon.

Seventeen people in the south region have been diagnosed with COVID-19. There have been 256 cases from the far north, 169 from the Saskatoon area, 112 from the north, 80 from the Regina area and 12 from the central region.

Of the 646 cases in the province, 142 cases are travellers, 382 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 76 have no known exposures and 46 are under investigation by local public health.

Fifty cases are health care workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to health care in all instances.

Ninety-five cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.

A total of 230 cases are in the 20-39 age range, 197 are in the 40-59 age range, 106 are in the 60-79 age range and 18 are in the 80-plus range.

Fifty-two per cent of the cases are females and 48 per cent are males.

Eleven deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported.

To date, 48,272 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the province. As of May 30, when other provincial and national numbers were last available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 36,854 people tested per million population. The national rate was 44,244 people tested per million population.

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