Saskatchewan is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, April 22. The provincial total for cases now sits at 326 with 61 considered active.
Nine more people have recovered from the virus, making it 261 total recoveries.
Five people are in hospitals across the province with four receiving inpatient care and one patient in ICU.
25,321 tests have been performed in the province.
This comes as Premier Scott Moe is set to address the province on Wednesday evening regarding Saskatchewan’s plan to reopen.
Moe is expected to discuss the province’s progress through the pandemic and how we will move forward.
Residents can listen to his speech live from the premier’s office beginning at 6:00 p.m. CST on 620 CKRM.
Of the 326 cases in the province:
• 136 cases are travellers;
• 135 are community contacts (mass gatherings included);
• 32 have no known exposures; and
• 23 are under investigation by local public health.
Overall in Saskatchewan:
• 36 of the cases are health care workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to health care in all instances.
• 150 of the cases are from the Saskatoon area, 71 from the Regina area, 61 from the north, 15 from the south, 11 from the central region and 18 from the far north.
• 26 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.
• 117 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 110 are in the 40-59 age range; 64 are in the 60-79 age range; and nine are in the 80-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.
The update from the province comes just hours before Premier Scott Moe is to speak to Saskatchewan citizens from his office in an address that can be heard on 620 CKRM starting just after 6 pm. Moe will be talking on the COVID19 pandemic and what plans he has to gradually re-open Saskatchewan. That plan will be fully unveiled on Thursday by Moe and Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab.