Forty-two new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Saskatchewan

There are 42 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on July 26, according to the Ministry of Health, bringing the total to 1,178 cases. 

Twenty-two of the new cases are in the south region. There are also 10 new cases in the Saskatoon area, eight in the central region and two in the north.

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Of the 1,178 reported cases, 289, ore 24.5 per cent, are considered active. 

Eleven more people have recovered, bringing the provincial total to 873. Approximately 74.1 per cent of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Saskatchewan have recovered.

Of the 42 cases reported Sunday, 35 are from colonies in the south, central, Saskatoon and north regions.

Thirteen people are in hospital. Nine people are receiving inpatient care; four in Saskatoon, two in the central region, two in the south and one in Regina.  Four people are in intensive care, with three in Saskatoon and one in Regina.

There have been 255 cases from the south; 153 are considered active. As for the rest of the province, 347 of the cases are from the far north, 229 are from the Saskatoon area, 131 are from the north, 128 are from the central region and 88 are from the Regina area.

Of the 1,178 cases in the province, 198 cases are travellers, 597 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 272 have no known exposures and 111 are under investigation by local public health.

Overall in Saskatchewan, 60 cases are health care workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to health care in all instances.

A total of 176 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, 394 cases are in the 20-39 age range, 368 are in the 40-59 age range, 203 are in the 60-79 age range and 37 are in the 80-plus range.

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

Sixteen deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported.

To date, 91,183 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of July 24, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 66,282 people tested per million population. The national rate was 100,080 people tested per million population.

There were 1,396 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan on Saturday.

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