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COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise, as Saskatchewan reports 74 new cases

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Saskatchewan reported 74 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the provincial total of cases to 3,218.

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The new cares are in the following zones:

  • Far North West: 5
  • North West: 5
  • North Central: 12
  • North East: 1
  • Saskatoon: 25
  • Central East: 2
  • Regina: 19
  • South West: 1
  • South East 3

The location of one case is still pending.

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On Sunday, the province reported 15 more recoveries, bringing total provincial recoveries to 2,395.

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COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to climb, with 33 people in hospital, a record-high for the province.

The previous record for most COVID-19 hospitalizations, 29, came on Saturday.

Of the 33 people in hospital, 26 are receiving inpatient care while seven people are in the ICU.

Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 death toll remains at 25 people.

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Active COVID-19 cases reached a new high on Sunday, with 798 cases considered active.

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Here is a breakdown of where Saskatchewan’s active cases are:

  • Far North West: 25
  • Far North East: 21
  • North West: 44
  • North Central: 135
  • North East: 52
  • Saskatoon: 284
  • Regina: 143
  • Central West: 3
  • Central East: 48
  • South West: 3
  • South Central: 5
  • South East: 33

The location is pending for three cases.

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Coronavirus breakdown

Here is a breakdown of total Saskatchewan cases by age:

  • 643 people are 19 years and under
  • 1,171 people are 20 to 39
  • 910 people are 40 to 59
  • 411 people are 60 to 79
  • 83 people are 80 and over

Women make up 51 per cent of the cases, men make up 49 per cent.

Officials said 1,577 cases are linked to community contact or mass gatherings, 371 are travel-related, 801 have no known exposure and 469 are under investigation by public health.

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There are 101 cases involving health-care workers.

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Saskatchewan has completed 265,803 COVID-19 tests to date, up 2,750 from Saturday.