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COVID-19: Saskatchewan adds 216 cases, 108 in hospital

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Saskatchewan reported 216 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest amount of daily new cases since May 14 when 229 cases were reported.

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Saskatchewan Health Minister Paul Merriman provided an update related to COVID-19 at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

The provincial government ended its regularly-scheduled COVID-19 press conferences in July before removing all public health restrictions.

There are 108 people in hospital with COVID-19, including 20 patients who are receiving intensive care.

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Active cases in the province have dropped by 97, with a total of 1,528 recorded as of Wednesday.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is 172 or 14.3 per 100,000 population.

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No new deaths were reported on Wednesday. The province’s death toll remains at 592.

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