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COVID-19: Saskatchewan reports 1,524 new cases and 27 deaths

Saskatchewan officials saidCOVID-19 activity was He said it was on the rise across the state. Between 17 July and 13 August he had 1,524 new infections and 27 deaths.

"Compared with the previous reporting period, the positive test rate increased from 4.0 to 7.4 percent," the report said. "Central East and Saskatoon have the highest rate of positive tests."

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Regina and the Southeast Region have seen an increase in emergency department visits for respiratory-like symptoms, health officials said.

"Reports of COVID-19 outbreaks in high-risk settings are increasing," said an epidemiology report. “Both COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU admissions are on the rise.”

Officials said his reported COVID-19 deaths in the state averaged We continue to be seven.

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Omicron was the predominant variant detected in Saskatchewan, with rates increasing from 3.6% during the week of June 19-25 to 26-July 16. Day to week increased to over 65%. Over 90% of detections.

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More than 22 million rapid antigen test kits have been distributed in Saskatchewan as of 12 August.

"With approximately 45% of the population receiving at least three doses, more Saskatchewan residents should receive a COVID-19 booster," officials reported. ing. “From 15 August, individuals aged 18 and older are eligible to receive a second booster dose four months after the third dose.

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Epidemiology report confirms 46 outbreaks 10 in Saskatoon and 4 in the Regina Zone. Between July 17 and August, 488 people were hospitalized, 27 of them in her ICU. 13.

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