Nine other COVID-19 cases, five other recoveries

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Nine new cases of COVID-19 were discovered in Saskatchewan, bringing the provincial total to 553.

Five of these cases were in the Far North, three in the North and, for the first time in weeks, one in the Central region.

With five recoveries, 207 of the cases are considered active. There were a total of 340 recoveries and six deaths.

There are currently 15 people hospitalized. Of these, five are in intensive care – four in Saskatoon and one in the North.

Of the 531 provincial cases, 138 are travel-related, 273 are community contacts or mass gatherings, 61 have no known exposure, and 81 are under investigation by public health.

Forty-six of the cases are health care workers, and the province says the infections may not be due to their health care in all cases.

A total of 163 cases are from the Saskatoon region, 76 from the Regina region, 103 from the north, 184 from the far north, 15 from the south and 12 from the central region.

Seventy-four cases concern people aged 19 and under, and 110 are in the 60 and over group. This is again a split statistic of 50% men and 50% women.

36,117 tests were carried out in Saskatchewan.

Meanwhile, liquor sales in La Loche are closed. The mayor of this northern village, Robert St. Pierre, has notified the province that his council is adopting a resolution recommending the complete closure of all alcohol sales, distribution, consumption and consumption sites, effective Saturday .

“The Department of Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority will assist the community in identifying and assisting residents at risk of harm from alcohol withdrawal, and will provide other supports for the community’s addiction program.” , said the provincial press release on Saturday. Nationally, there have been more than 67,600 confirmed cases and close to 4,700 deaths from COVID-19. There have also been more than 31,000 recoveries.

The United States killed more than 78,000 people Thursday afternoon and represents more than 1.3 million cases.

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