Sask. reports largest single-day increase with 78 new positive COVID-19 cases

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REGINA – Saskatchewan reported 78 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, setting a one-day record of positive tests. The previous daily record of 66 new cases was set on Monday. The province now has 574 active cases, another record high.

In a statement, the province said three new cases are in the far north-western area, one in the far north-eastern area, two in the far north-western area, 11 in the north-central area, three in the north-central area. Northeast Zone, 33 in Saskatoon, three in the Central East Zone, 21 in Regina, and one in the Southeast Zone.

Another 15 recoveries were reported on Saturday, bringing the total provincial recoveries to 2,070.

In total, 21 people are hospitalized in the province, including 17 in hospital care. Eight people are hospitalized in Saskatoon, eight are hospitalized in the northern zone and one is hospitalized in Regina. Four other people are in intensive care; three in Saskatoon and one in Regina.

REGIONALLY

  • 58 active cases come from the far north (24 far north-west, 0 far north-central, 34 far north-east)

  • 186 active cases come from the northern zone (24 in the northwest, 128 in the center-north, 34 in the northeast)

  • 161 active cases are from the Saskatoon area

  • 87 active cases are from the Regina area

  • 56 active cases come from the central zone (11 central west, 45 central east)

  • 24 active cases come from the southern zone (two in the south-west, four in the center-south, 18 in the south-east)

A total of 2,792 COVID-19 tests were performed in the province on Friday.

SASKATOON NIGHT CLUB EPIDEMICS

The province said the increase in the number of cases in Saskatoon was still largely linked to outbreaks in city nightclubs.

“To date, community transmission in Saskatoon is largely due to post-work socialization among young adults,” the province said in the release.

A total of 47 cases have been linked to the Longbranch Bar outbreak, 22 cases are linked to the Diva nightclub and seven cases are linked to the Outlaws Country Rock Bar.

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