One new COVID-19 case in Sask. on Thursday, 14 more recoveries

Saskatchewan has one new confirmed case of COVID-19, bringing the provincial total to 305. 82 of the cases are considered active.

14 more people have recovered, bringing the provincial total to 219.

Currently, there are seven people in hospitals across the province receiving inpatient care. No one is in intensive care.

Of the 305 cases in the province:
• 132 cases are travellers;
• 124 are community contacts (mass gatherings included);
• 29 have no known exposures; and
• 20 are under investigation by local public health.

Overall in Saskatchewan:
• 34 of the cases are health care workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to health care in all instances.
• 147 of the cases are from the Saskatoon area, 68 from the Regina area, 58 from the north, 15 from the south, 10 from the central region and seven from the far north.
• 22 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.
• 131 cases are in the 20-44 age range; 101 are in the 45-64 age range; and 51 are in the 65-plus range.
• 52 per cent of the cases are males and 48 per cent are females.
• Four deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.

To date, 21,569 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the province. Saskatchewan continues to have the second highest rate of testing per capita among the provinces.

The provincial government is also asking residents to not delay emergency or non-urgent medical care not related to COVID-19 if needed.

The government shared in a release on Thursday that emergency departments and family practices are open and receiving patients.

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