Saskatchewan reports 351 new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations reach all-time high

Saskatchewan reported 351 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the provincial caseload to 8,239.

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The new cases are located in the following areas:

  • Far North West: 10
  • Far North Central: 1
  • Far North East: 8
  • North West: 28
  • North Central: 10
  • North East: 12
  • Saskatoon: 94
  • Central West: 2
  • Central East: 15
  • Regina: 120
  • South West: 19
  • South Central: 10
  • South East: 18

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The location of four cases remains pending.

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The seven-day average of daily cases rose to 250 on Sunday, up from 19.3 on Saturday. That translates to about 20.6 new cases per 100,000 people.

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Hospitalizations continue to rise along with cases.

On Sunday, the province reported a record-high of COVID-19 hospitalizations. There are 115 people in the hospital, with 23 people in the ICU, which is also a record high.

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Of the province’s total caseload, 3,605 are considered active. Sunday is the 10th consecutive day where active cases have broken a new record.

A total of 4,589 people have recovered from the virus in Saskatchewan.

As of Sunday, 341,236 COVID-19 tests have been processed, an increase of 3,826 from Saturday.

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