Saskatchewan reports 159 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

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Saskatchewan reported another COVID-19-related death on Sunday, for the second day in a row.

The government says the person who died was in their 80s and was from the Saskatoon zone. This is the third COVID-19 death reported over the weekend, two of which were previously reported on Saturday.

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This brings the total number of deaths in the province to 28.

On Sunday, Saskatchewan reported a single-day high of 159 new COVID-19 cases, with total provincial cases reaching 3,897.

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Here are where the new cases are located:

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  • Far North West: 7
  • Far North Central: 3
  • Far North East: 2
  • North West: 14
  • North Central: 18
  • North East: 16
  • Saskatoon: 48
  • Central West: 1
  • Central East: 11
  • Regina: 23
  • South West: 5
  • South Central: 3
  • South East: 5

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The location of three cases remains pending.

Saskatchewan reported 21 more recoveries on Sunday, bringing total provincial recoveries to 2,747.

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There are 32 people in the hospital, 25 of whom are receiving inpatient care. Another seven people are in the ICU.

Active COVID-19 cases also reached a new high Sunday, with 1,122 reported.

Here’s a breakdown of where the active cases are:

  • Far North Central: 4
  • Far North West: 42
  • Far North East: 23
  • North West: 91
  • North Central: 197
  • North East: 47
  • Saskatoon: 362
  • Regina: 227
  • Central West: 4
  • Central East: 59
  • South West: 8
  • South Central: 15
  • South East: 35

There are 119 cases involving health-care workers.

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To date, Saskatchewan has performed 281,516 COVID-19 tests, up 2,871 from Sunday.


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