Coronavirus Canada updates: Outbreak in Saskatchewan’s South continues to grow

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Outbreak in Saskatchewan’s South continues to grow
Coronavirus Canada updates: Outbreak in Saskatchewan’s South continues to grow

Twenty new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Saskatchewan, increasing the province’s total case count to 746.

Two of them are located in the Far North region, and the other 18 in the South region. According to Global News, who received confirmation from Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Health, the “majority of these cases have a connection to the outbreak in the South.”

Saskatchewan Health Authority declared an outbreak on June 17, in two Hutterite communities in the Rural Municipality of Maple Creek, Sask., after two members of a rural household tested positive for the coronavirus.

Earlier this week, 14 other cases were identified and linked to the outbreak.

Of the province’s now 746 patients, an additional four people have recovered, for a total of 643 resolved cases. Of the 88 active cases that remain, 44 of them are in the Far North and 34 in the South. There are three people in hospitals across the province.

To date, 60,060 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan.

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