Sask. has 11 new COVID-19 cases, 231 in total

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REGINA –
Saskatchewan now has up to 231 cases of COVID-19, and another 11 were confirmed on Saturday, according to a provincial release.

Four people are currently hospitalized because of the virus. Three people are hospitalized in Saskatoon and one is in an intensive care unit in Regina.

Seven more people recovered from the virus, bringing the provincial total to 55.

No new deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported. There were three in total in Saskatchewan.

Travel still accounts for the majority of cases in the province, currently at 106. 65 cases are due to contact with the community, 13 have no known exposure and 47 are under investigation.

Saskatoon continues to dominate the province in all cases, with 112. 50 people from the Regina region, 43 from the north, 13 from the south, 10 from the central region and three from the far north.

People aged 20 to 44 currently represent the majority of cases, at 104 on Saturdays. 82 cases concern people aged 45 to 64, 38 are aged 65 and over and seven cases concern people aged 19 or less.

Men represent 54% of cases, while women represent 46%.

To date, 12,670 cases have been reported in Saskatchewan. The provinces have the second highest rate of tests per capita in Canada.

The Saskatchewan government will not be hosting a press conference update on Saturday.

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