Two new COVID cases in Saskatchewan, two more recoveries

There are two new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan as of May 29, bringing the provincial total to 641. One new case is in the South region and one is in the Saskatoon region.

Of the 641 reported cases, 61 are considered active. Two more people have recovered, bringing the provincial total to 570.

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There are currently four people in hospital – two are receiving inpatient care (one in Regina and one in Saskatoon) and two are in intensive care (both in Saskatoon).

Of the 641 cases in the province, 142 cases are travellers; 374 are community contacts (including mass gatherings); 77 have no known exposures; 48 are under investigation by local public health, and 50 cases are health care workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to health care in all instances.

By region, 253 of the cases are from the Far North, 169 are from the Saskatoon area, 112 from the North, 78 from the Regina area, 17 from the South and 12 from the Central region.

By age category, 94 cases involve people 19 years of age and under; 229 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 195 are in the 40-59 age range; 105 are in the 60-79 age range; and 18 are in the 80-plus range.

About 51 per cent of the cases are females and 49 per cent are males. Ten deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.

To date, 46,454 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the province. As of May 27, when other provincial and national numbers were last available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 35,425 people tested per million population. The national rate was 41,482 people tested per million population.

If you are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, headaches, aches and pains, sore throat, chills, runny nose or a loss of your sense of taste or smell, contact HealthLine 811 or your family physician for advice on whether you should be tested for COVID-19. You can also take the online self-assessment at www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19

General public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.