Nine new COVID-19 cases; provincial total at 95

The province announced Thursday it has nine new cases of COVID-19, bringing the provincial total to 95.

According to the news release from the province, all cases to date are confirmed. There are no presumptive cases awaiting testing.

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In the regional statistics, a big jump was noted in the Central region with five new cases, bringing the total to 13. The Battlefords are located in this region, which also includes communities such as Lloydminster and Prince Albert.

Numbers for other regions are: North 3, Saskatoon 44, South (excluding Regina) 7, and Regina 28.

Of the 95 cases, three have now recovered from the virus, though the province states there may be more cases yet to be reported to Public Health.

Five people have been hospitalized: three in Regina, with one in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU); and two in Saskatoon, with one in the ICU.

Five cases are a result of local transmission with one additional case reported today in the northern region. The others are two in Saskatoon, one in Regina and one in Prince Albert.

The other 90 cases are travel-related.

Regarding the age breakdown, four confirmed cases are individuals 19 years of age and under; 45 cases are ages 20-44; 32 are ages 45-64; and 14 cases are in the 65-plus range. 57 per cent of the cases are males, 43 per cent are females.

So far, 6,915 COVID-19 tests have been performed by the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory.

More details about COVID-19 are available at www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.

 

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