Another 33 cases of COVID-19 reported Friday

It was another day with double-digit cases of COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan as there were 33 cases reported Friday. There are five new cases reported in the North Central zone, which includes Prince Albert.

In other zones there were nine in Regina, four in Saskatoon, South West and the North East, three in the Central East and North West and a single case reported in the Far North West.

To date, 37 of Saskatoon’s confirmed cases have been linked to a single nightclub venue. The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) would not confirm which venue.

Publichealth investigations are underway to determine the source of transmission for all new cases.

The Saskatoon zone leads the Active Case breakdown with 128 cases, the North Central zone is second with 118 active cases.

North Central 2, which includes Prince Albert, has 61 active cases.

North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 51 active cases and North Central 3 has six active cases.

In third place is Regina with 70 active cases. Of the 2,591 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 511 are considered active.

The recovered number now sits at 2,055 after 31 more recoveries were reported.

The number of deaths from COVID-19 is currently 25.

The number of people in hospital is 20 in total in the province.

Sixteen people are currently receiving inpatient case; nine in the Saskatoon zone, five in the North Central zone and one each in the Regina zone and North West zone.

Four people, three in Saskatoon and one in Regina, are in intensive care.

The total number of cases is 2,591 Of those 563 cases are from the Saskatoon area, 480 cases are from the south area (228 south west, 211 south central and41 south east), 476 cases are from the north area (162 north west, 212 north central and 102 north east), 425 cases are from the far north area (375 far north west, zero in far north central and 50 far north east), 352 cases are from the central area (196 central west and156 central east) and 293 cases are from the Regina area. Two cases have pending residence location.

There are currently 82 cases that are health care workers; however, the source of the infections is not related to their work environments in all instances.

Of the 2,591 cases in the province: 338 cases are related to travel, 1,299 are community contacts, which includes mass gatherings, 690 have no known exposures and 264 are under investigation by local public health.

The age breakdown shows 482 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, 912 cases are in the 20-39-age range,751 are in the 40-59-age range, 369 are in the 60-79-age range and 77 are in the 80-plus-age range.

The gender breakdown shows 51 per cent of the cases being females and 49 per cent being males.

Yesterday, 2,297 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan, which was the highest number to date. As of today there have been 242,500 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan.

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