Coronavirus Canada updates: Five new cases in Saskatchewan

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Montreal reports significant backlog, creating an even larger daily spike from earlier this week
Coronavirus Canada updates: Montreal reports significant backlog, creating an even larger daily spike from earlier this week

Five new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Saskatchewan’s latest 24-hour stretch, increasing the total case count to 943.

For the second straight day, the province has removed cases that were announced on July 11 (three cases today, and one Saturday).

Of the recently identified cases, one is in the Saskatoon region and the other four are in the Central region of the province.

Among Saskatchewan’s 943 total cases are 799 people who have recovered, up by one since Saturday.

Of the 129 active cases that remain, 44 of them are in the South and 56 are in the Central region of the province. There are now only four active cases in the Far North, which is home to 340 of Saskatchewan’s cases throughout the pandemic.

Twelve people are currently in hospital, down by four since Saturday, which includes three patients in intensive care (up by one).

To date, 81,624 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan, after health officials completed 1,295 tests in their latest 24-hour stretch.

For the past two weekends, health officials in Saskatchewan did not provide weekend updates, since the spread of COVID-19 had slowed down. But over the course of this week, the province has seen an uptick.

On Thursday, Saskatchewan recorded a record-high 42 cases, with the vast majority of those cases among Hutterite communities in southwest and west central Saskatchewan. Health officials have not held a press conference since Friday to provide an update or to indicate how many of the recent cases are among colonies.

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