Number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Sask. outpaces new cases

There are 17 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan, the Ministry of Health said Monday, bringing the total to 1,359 cases.

Six of the new cases are located in the south region. There are also five in the central, four in the north and two in the Regina area.

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Of the 17 cases reported Monday, investigations completed thus far have found nine cases are from communal living settings across the province. In addition, one person who lives outside of Saskatchewan has tested positive in Saskatchewan. This case is counted in the person’s home province, as per guidance provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Of the 1,359 reported cases, 252, or about 18.5 per cent, are considered active.

Nineteen more people have recovered, bringing the provincial total to 1,089, or about 80 per cent of those diagnosed.

Fifteen people are in hospital. Nine people are receiving inpatient care; five in Saskatoon, three in the south and one in Regina. Six people are in intensive care, with four in Saskatoon and two in Regina.

There have been 298 cases diagnosed in the south; 82 are considered active. As for the rest of Saskatchewan, 348 cases are from the far north, 250 cases are from the Saskatoon area, 202 cases are from the north, 166 cases are from the central area and 95 cases are from the Regina area.

Of the 1,359 cases in the province, 205 cases are travellers, 693 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 357 have no known exposures and 104 are under investigation by local public health.

Sixty-four cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.

A total of 213 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, 435 cases are in the 20-39 age range, 425 are in the 40-59 age range, 236 are in the 60-79 age range and 50 are in the 80-plus range.

Fifty per cent of the cases are females and 50 per cent are males.

Eighteen deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported.

To date, 103,591 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of Aug. 1, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 75,454 people tested per million population. The national rate was 110,230 people tested per million people.

There were 1,170 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan on Sunday.


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