Sask. records 13 new cases of COVID-19, five more recoveries

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Saskatchewan reported its highest single-day COVID-19 case total in almost a month on Friday.The provincial government said there were 13 new cases, the highest number since there were 15 reported on August 16.

The cases reported on Friday were in the East Central (seven), Saskatoon (four), Far Northeast (one) and Regina (one) regions.

These brought the provincial total to date to 1,688. One false positive was removed from the total.

There have been five reported recoveries, increasing that total so far to 1,598. To date, 24 residents of the province have died after testing positive for COVID-19.

There are 66 active cases reported in Saskatchewan, including 19 in community settings.

Two people receive hospital care in hospitals in Saskatoon.

Two other thefts reported

The provincial government added two more flights to Saskatchewan to the list of those that carried a person who later tested positive for COVID-19.

The list now includes Air Canada 7947 from Toronto to Regina on Sunday (affected lines 3 to 16) and Flair Airlines 8513 from Toronto to Saskatoon on September 3 (lines 1 to 7).

Anyone who was on these flights is advised to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after arrival.

A look at the numbers

The total number of cases in the province includes 841 community contacts, 507 with no known exposure, 257 travelers and 83 still under investigation.

There were 428 cases in the southern zone (218 in the southwest, 197 in the south-central, 13 in the southeast), 357 in the far north (349 in the far northwest, eight in the extreme northeast), 282 in the Saskatoon area, 270 in the north zone (131 northwest, 73 central-north, 66 northeast), 212 in the central zone (167 central-west, 45 central-east ) and 139 in the Regina area.

To date, 69 health workers have contracted the virus.

The total number of cases includes 548 in the 20-39 age group, 515 between 40 and 59, 286 between 60 and 79, 281 in people 19 and under and 58 in the 80-year-old group. and more. .

There were 1,683 tests performed in the province on Thursday, as drive-thru testing centers were open in Regina and Saskatoon. The total number of tests performed in Saskatchewan to date is 155,332.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a edited version of the story, correcting the number of recoveries reported on Friday.

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