Record-high 78 new COVID-19 cases in Sask; 15 more recoveries

There are 78 new cases of COVID-19  in Saskatchewan, marking the highest daily total ever recorded and bringing the total to 2,669 cases.

33 of the new cases are located in Saskatoon, 21 are in Regina, 11 are in the North Central, there are 3 each in the Far North West, North East, and Central East, 2 in the North West, and 1 each in the Far North East and South East zones

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

Of the 2,669 reported cases, 574 are considered active. A total of 2,070 people have recovered.

To date, community transmission in Saskatoon is largely due to after-work socializing among young adults. Forty-seven cases have been linked to the Longbranch Bar outbreak, 22 cases to Diva’s nightclub and 7 cases to Outlaws Country Rock Bar. Transmission in Regina generally appears to be a result of close family contacts with known cases, rather than public social activities.

Twenty-one people are in hospital. Seventeen people are receiving inpatient care; eight in the Saskatoon zone, one in the Regina zone, and eight in the North zone. Four people are in intensive care; three in Saskatoon and one in Regina.

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