Saskatchewan health officials are reporting another 245 new cases of COVID-19, based on 3,122 tests, as well as one more death.
The latest person to die in connection with the virus that causes COVID-19 was in their 60s and from the province’s far northwest zone, which currently has 83 active cases.
The new cases announced Monday are located in the following regions: far northwest (10), northwest (17), north central (nine), northeast (one), Saskatoon (39), central west (four), central east (20), Regina (80), southwest (eight), south central (32) and southeast (25).
Saskatoon wastewater shows big spike in viral load
Researchers regularly monitoring Saskatoon’s wastewater for signs of COVID-19 are flagging a concerning spike.
From April 16 to 20, they noted a 312 per cent increase in the water’s viral RNA load compared to the previous week.