Saskatchewan health officials have identified 27 new cases of COVID-19 after completing a record-high 1,604 tests in the province’s latest 24-hour stretch.
Of the recent cases, 21 are from Hutterite colonies in the southwest and west-central regions of the province. Over the course of the last three days, Saskatchewan has reported 129 cases, which includes 86 on colonies.
There are now 21 Hutterite communities with active cases of COVID-19 in the southwest and west-central regions of the province, up by six since Thursday.
Throughout the pandemic, there have been 1,099 cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. That includes 848 people who have recovered, which is an increase of 10 in the past 24 hours.
Of the 235 active cases that remain (up by 17), there are 132 in the South region (up by 21), and 56 in the Central region (down by four). The Far North has 10 active cases (down by one), after it was home to 347 patients throughout the pandemic.
Among the active patients, there are 14 people in hospital (up by one), while there remain four in intensive care.
To date, 87,988 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan.