15 new cases of coronavirus in Saskatchewan, 46 new recoveries


Saskatchewan reported 15 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday afternoon, bringing the provincial total to 1,334.Health officials said 14 of the new cases were in Saskatchewan and another case was from a Saskatchewan resident who was tested outside the province.

Of the new COVID-19 cases, seven are in the south, four in the north, three in Saskatoon and one in Regina. No new cases have been reported in central Saskatchewan or the far north.

Of the 15 cases reported on Saturday, nine of them come from several Hutterite colonies in the province.

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Forty-six other people have recovered from the virus, bringing the total recoveries to 1054.

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On Saturday, active cases fell to 262 – 95 in the south, 80 in central Saskatchewan, 30 in Saskatoon, 47 in the north, five in the far north and five in Regina.

There are 14 people in the hospital, eight of whom are receiving hospital care – four in Saskatoon, one in the central region, two in the south and one in Regina. Six people are in intensive care, one in the north, three in Saskatoon and two in Regina.

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Eighteen people have died in Saskatchewan from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

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Distribution of the coronavirus

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

  • 212 people are 19 and under
  • 429 people are between 20 and 39 years old
  • 419 are between 40 and 59 years old
  • 227 people are between 60 and 79 years old
  • 47 people are 80 years old and over

Women represent 50% of cases, men 50%.

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There have been 63 health workers with the virus, officials said.

Officials said 678 cases are linked to community contact or mass gatherings, 203 are linked to travel, 347 have no known exposure and 106 are under public health investigation .

Saskatchewan has so far performed 100,317 tests for the virus, up 1,807 from Friday.

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.

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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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