50 new cases of coronavirus reported in Saskatchewan


Saskatchewan reported 50 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, the majority in the northern region, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 1,268.Health officials said 44 cases were in the north, three in the south, two in Regina and one in the central region.

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Forty-four of the new cases are from a Hutterite community, Prime Minister Scott Moe said.

Officials attributed the increase to aggressive contact tracing and an increase in testing.

There are currently 322 active cases in Saskatchewan, the highest number of active cases since the start of the pandemic.

Of the active cases, 143 are in the south, 78 in the central region, 58 in the north, 31 in Saskatoon and region, six in the far north and five in Regina and region.

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The province reported 22 new recoveries, bringing the total recoveries to 929.

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Fifteen people are currently hospitalized. Five are in intensive care – three in Saskatoon and two in Regina.

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Seventeen deaths have been reported in Saskatchewan from COVID-19.

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Distribution of the coronavirus

Here’s a breakdown of Saskatchewan’s total cases by age:

  • 202 people are 19 and under
  • 416 people are between 20 and 39 years old
  • 394 are between 40 and 59 years old
  • 215 people are between 60 and 79 years old
  • 41 people are 80 years old and over

Women represent 51% of cases, men 49%.

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Officials said 617 cases are linked to community contact or mass gatherings, 202 are linked to travel, 299 have no known exposure and 150 are under public health investigation .

Saskatchewan has so far conducted 95,024 tests for the virus, up 1,355 from Tuesday.

Questions about COVID-19? Here are a few things you should know:

Symptoms can include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing – very similar to a cold or the flu. Some people can develop a more serious illness. Those most at risk are the elderly and people with serious chronic diseases such as heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop any symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend washing your hands frequently and coughing up your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible, and maintaining a distance of two meters from other people if you go out. In situations where you cannot keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend using a face mask or non-medical blanket to prevent the spread of respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or masks are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.

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