Coronavirus Canada Updates: North Central zone with most active COVID-19 cases in province

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The Saskatchewan Health Authority is reporting 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

The North Central zone reported the most cases of the day with eight and has the most active cases of any zone in the province with 72. Prince Albert and the surrounding area are in the North Central zone.

The PA Gospel Worship event in Prince Albert is the origin of at least 79 first and second generation cases across the province, primarily in the North. Many of the newer cases and outbreaks arising in the North are now third generation cases from this event.

Regina has six new cases, while Central East has three, Central West has two, and Far North East, North West, Saskatoon, and South East zones are all reporting one case each.

There are now 342 active cases, 1,953 recoveries and 2,330 total reported cases.

Fourteen people are in hospital. Twelve people are receiving inpatient care; six in the Saskatoon zone, one in the Regina zone, four in the North Central zone, and one in the Central East zone. Two people are in intensive care, one in Saskatoon and one in Regina.

Of the 2,330 cases in the province to date:

· 323 cases are travellers;

· 1,137 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);

· 636 have no known exposures; and

· 234 are under investigation by local public health.

Overall in Saskatchewan to date:

· 78 cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.

· 406 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.

· 805 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 693 are in the 40-59 age range; 353 are in the 60-79 age range; and 73 are in the 80-plus range.

· 51 per cent of the cases are females and 49 per cent are males.

· 25 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.

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