Coronavirus Canada Updates: Saskatchewan reports 78 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations hit an all-time high

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Saskatchewan reports 78 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations hit an all-time high
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Saskatchewan reports 78 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations hit an all-time high

The province announced 78 new cases of COVID-19 in the Saskatchewan on Saturday — the fourth consecutive day with a new case count over 60, and the eighth with a count over 50.

Saskatoon remains the hot spot in the province, with 41 new cases, followed by 18 in Regina.

Seven of the new cases announced Saturday are in the north central zone, six in the northeast, three in the northwest, two in the far northwest, and one in the central east zone.

There were also 81 recoveries announced in the province Saturday — the highest number reported for one day. That brings the total number of recoveries from COVID-19 to 2,380.

There are now 739 cases considered active in the province, out of a total 3,144 reported since the start of the pandemic.

The province says 29 people are now in hospital with COVID-19 — the highest number of hospitalizations since the pandemic started. That includes 23 people receiving in-patient care and six in intensive care.

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