Sask. reports two new COVID-19 cases, no new recoveries

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For the second consecutive day, no recovery of COVID-19 has been reported in Saskatchewan.And for the second day in a row, two new cases have been reported.

In a press release issued Wednesday, the provincial government said there was one new case in the Saskatoon region and one in the southern region.

It is the first case reported in the south since May 29.

The total number of cases to date in Saskatchewan is 658. Recoveries have remained at 624; the province has not passed several consecutive days without a single recovery since April 26 and 27.

To date, 13 Saskatchewan residents have died from the virus.

There are now 21 active cases in the province, including seven in the far north, seven in the Saskatoon area, four in the Regina area, two in the south and one in the north. There are no active cases in the central region.

One person is in intensive care in Saskatoon.

Of the total number of cases, 395 are contacts with the community, 145 are travelers, 78 have no known exposure and 40 remain under investigation by local public health authorities.

There were 261 cases in the far north, 175 in the Saskatoon region, 112 in the north, 80 in the Regina region, 18 in the south and 12 in the central region.

To date, 51 health care workers in Saskatchewan have contracted the disease, although not all have been exposed to the workplace.

The total number of cases includes 233 in the 20 to 39 year age group, 199 in the 40 to 59 age group, 110 in the 60 to 79 year age group, 98 in the 19 and under age group and 18 in the 80 -and over-range.

The 605 tests performed on Tuesday bring the province’s total to date to 53,116.

More soon.

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