22 new COVID-19 cases brings total to 156 in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is reporting 22 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 to bring the total to 156 in the province.

The regional breakdown is Far North 3, North 33, Central (excluding Saskatoon) 10, Saskatoon 72, South (excluding Regina) 4, and Regina 34.

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The overall numbers for North include the former Prairie North Health Region which includes the Battlefords, along with numbers from the former Prince Albert and Kelsey Trail health regions.

According to the province's news release, five people are in hospital across the province; three in acute care and two in intensive care units (ICU). This consists of one inpatient case is located in the north, and two in Saskatoon. The ICU cases consist of one in central Saskatchewan, and one in Regina.

At least seven cases are a result of local transmission; the rest are travel-related or cluster-related due to exposure at mass gatherings.The age breakdown is: five cases ages 19 years of age and under; 69 cases ages 20-44; 59 ages 45-64 range; and 23 ages 65-plus. The percentage is 58-42 percent male-female.

Four more people have recovered, for a total of eight. 

To date 9,086 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan, up 838.  

Efforts continue to identify those who attended a Christopher Lake snowmobile rally dinner held Saturday, March 14, According to the latest estimates, approximately 130 people were at the dinner and 76 have been reached to date.  As of today 20 cases have been linked to this event. Anyone who attended is urged to contact HealthLine 811.

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