Sask. reports 15 new COVID-19 cases, 46 new recoveries

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Saskatchewan added 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the provincial total to 1,334 cases.There are 46 new recoveries, an increase of 22 recoveries from Friday.

One case was from a Saskatchewan resident who had been tested outside of the province.

There are four cases in the north, three in the Saskatoon area, seven in the south and one in the Regina areas.

Nine cases come from what the province calls “community living environments” across the province.

Of the 1,334 reported cases, 262 are considered active. A total of 1,054 people have recovered.

As of Friday, 1,807 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan. This is the highest daily number of tests performed to date.

Fourteen people are hospitalized while eight people receive 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.

“The COVID-19 test is now available to anyone who requests it, whether or not they have symptoms,” the publication says. “Referrals for testing can be made by contacting HealthLine 811. Since the introduction of universal testing, there has been an increase in test requests. The Saskatchewan Health Authority strives to ensure an appropriate service schedule.

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