COVID-19: Six new cases, eight presumptive in La Loche

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An outbreak at Prince Albert’s Victoria Hospital was declared earlier on Friday after a long-term patient was diagnosed with COVID-19.

There are currently 12 people in hospital. Ten are receiving inpatient care, with five in the north and five in Saskatoon, and two are in intensive care in Saskatoon.

Of Saskatchewan’s 421 cases, 113 are considered active and 302 people have recovered. Travellers make up 138 of the cases, 170 are community contacts including mass gatherings, 39 have no known exposures and 74 are under investigation by local public health.

Overall in Saskatchewan:

  • 42 of the cases are health care workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to health care in all instances
  • 157 of the cases are from the Saskatoon area, 85 from the north, 76 from the Regina area, 77 from the far north, 15 from the south, and 11 from the central region
  • 39 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults
  • 153 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 140 are in the 40-59 age range; 75 are in the 60-79 age range; and 14 are in the 80-plus range
  • 50 per cent of the cases are males and 50 per cent are females
  • Six deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date

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