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Saskatchewan reports 67 new coronavirus infections, active cases rise to 666

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Saskatchewan reported 67 new coronavirus cases in the province on Wednesday.

In the daily update, health officials said the overall total for Saskatchewan had grown to 2,908 since the first case was reported in March.

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According to a press release, most of the new cases are located in the Saskatoon zone with 25, while there are 15 in Regina, 11 in north east, seven each in north west and north central, two in south east and one case from Tuesday was assigned to north central. The locations for two cases are still pending.

Fifty-three more people have recovered, bringing total recoveries to 2,217.

Health officials said there are currently 666 active cases in the province, the highest number to date. Active cases are total cases less recoveries and deaths.

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There have been 25 COVID-19-related deaths in Saskatchewan.

In the province, 20 people are currently in hospital with COVID-19 — 14 are receiving inpatient care and six are in intensive care.

According to a press release, 2,410 COVID-19 tests were performed on Tuesday in Saskatchewan. To date, 256,082 tests have been carried out 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.

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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. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or face coverings are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.

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