COVID-19 in Saskatchewan: 11 new cases in Regina, 24 new cases in the province

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The province announced 24 new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan on Saturday, with 13 people in hospital and 24 new recoveries, keeping the total number of known active cases at 168.Of the 24 new cases announced on Saturday, 11 are in Regina, bringing the number of active cases in the city to 25.

The province announced on Friday that a number of K-Bro Linens employees in Regina had tested positive for COVID-19. It is not clear whether the new cases on Saturday are linked to this outbreak. The province said a contact investigation was underway.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority also announced a recent possible exhibition in Regina, at the Rochdale Superstore.

The SHA advises anyone who visited the business on August 5 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to monitor symptoms of the virus for 14 days.

Across the rest of the province on Saturday, the north central region recorded three new cases, Saskatoon also had three, the southwest region announced one new case and the south central region reported five.

Eight of the 24 new cases are linked to people living in “community settings,” a term the provincial government uses in reference to the Hutterite settlements.

Of the 13 people hospitalized, eight receive hospital care. Three of them are in Saskatoon, three in the Southwest region, one in the South Central region and one in Regina. Five people are in intensive care in the province, four in Saskatoon and one in the north central region.

Generally in Sask.

Of the 1,433 reported cases in the province, 207 are related to travel, 716 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 389 have no known exposure and 121 are under investigation.

Fifty percent of all cases are women and 50 percent are men, and 228 of these cases involve people 19 years of age and under.

To date, there have been 20 COVID-19-related deaths in Saskatchewan.

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