Five new cases of COVID-19 reported as increasing trend continue

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Upward trend

Since June 15, 294 new cases have been reported in the province, including 130 in the past week.

SHA said that “a public health investigation is underway to determine the chains of transmission and identify the contacts. ”

Most of the new cases have been in the southwest and midwestern areas of the province, but the SHA has warned that everyone in all areas of Saskatchewan could be at risk.

“This is why everyone must continue to take precautions and follow public health measures,” said SHA in its statement on Sunday.

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Three other cases initially reported as positive on July 11 have been replaced with negative cases and have been removed from the total. Four cases have now been updated to become negative.

Of the 943 cases in the province:

• 183 cases are travelers;

• 516 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);

• 165 have no known exposure; and

• 79 are under investigation by local public health.

Overall in Saskatchewan:

• 58 cases are health workers; however, the source of infections may not be health care related in all cases.

• 340 cases are from the Far North, 206 from the Saskatoon region, 123 from the North, 115 from the South, 87 from the Regina region and 72 from the Central region.

• 131 cases involve people 19 and under, while the rest are adults.

• 325 cases are between 20 and 39 years old; 297 are aged 40 to 59; 162 are between 60 and 79 years old; and 28 are in the order of 80 years and over.

• 52% of the cases are women and 48% of men.

• 15 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.

To date, 81,624 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of July 17, 2020, when other provincial and national figures were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, the per capita rate in Saskatchewan was 59,544 people tested per million population. The national rate was 92,628 people tested per million population.

In the past two days, 2,634 COVID-19 tests were completed in Saskatchewan: 1,339 Saturday; and 1,295 Sunday. This represents the two highest daily test totals to date.

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