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COVID-19: Saskatchewan announces 369 new cases, highest count since January

The COVID-19 Delta variant can be as contagious as the chickenpox, an internal CDC report says. Getty Images

Saskatchewan has not recorded this amount of new COVID-19 cases in a single day since Jan. 15 when there were 382 new cases.

On Saturday, the provincial government announced one new death from a resident who tested positive for the virus, along with 369 new cases and 120 more recoveries.

COVID-19 deaths are up to 597 in Saskatchewan.

The province’s total reported case count since the start of the pandemic rose to 53,617, while total recoveries increased to 51,033.

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Saturday’s new cases were located in the following zones:

  • Far northwest: nine
  • Far north central: two
  • Far northeast: 41
  • Northwest: 35
  • North central: 65
  • Northeast: 24
  • Saskatoon: 112
  • Central west: six
  • Central east: six
  • Regina: 22
  • Southwest: three
  • South central: eight
  • Southeast: nine

Active cases jumped to 1,987, Saskatchewan’s highest amount since May 16 when there were 2,082 active cases.

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The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case numbers is now at 210 or 17.4 new cases per 100,000.

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The government said in its Saturday update that 38.5 per cent of new cases are from residents in the 20 to 39 age category.

As of August 28, a total of 110 individuals are hospitalized, including 85 inpatient hospitalizations and 25 ICU hospitalizations. Of the 110 patients, 81, which is nearly 74 per cent, are not fully vaccinated.

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