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1 new coronavirus case in Saskatchewan, 11 more recoveries

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab.
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP

Health officials in Saskatchewan reported one new case of novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 592.

The new case is in the far north.

Eleven more people have recovered from the virus, bringing the provincial total to 444.

There are 142 active cases in the province.

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Five people are in the hospital, a decrease from the eight reported a day earlier.

Two are receiving inpatient case (one in Saskatoon and one in Regina) and three are in the ICU in Saskatoon.

Here’s a breakdown of how people contracted the virus:

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  • 139 cases are travel-related
  • 320 are community contacts or mass gatherings
  • 68 have no known exposure
  • 65 are under investigation by public health

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There are 48 cases involving health-care workers, but the source of the infections may not be related to a health-care setting, say officials.

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The far north remains the epicentre of COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan with 219 cases reported in the area. There are 164 cases in Saskatoon, 106 cases in the north, 76 cases in Regina, 15 cases from the south and 12 cases from the central region.

Here’s a breakdown of cases by age:

  • 19 years of age or younger: 83 cases or 14 per cent
  • 20 to 39: 210 cases or 35.4 per cent
  • 40 to 59: 182 or 30.7 per cent
  • 60-79: 99 cases or 16.75 per cent
  • 80 and older: 18 or three per cent
  • 49 per cent of cases are females, 51 per cent are males

Saskatchewan’s death toll from COVID-19 remains at six.

To date, 40,806 COVID-19 tests have been completed.

Nine tests have been performed in the province.

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Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out.

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