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Another 14 cases of COVID-19 reported Monday

The province reported another 14 cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

There are seven new cases in the Central East, three each in the Saskatoon and Regina zones and a single case in the Far North West zone.

The case without a location from yesterday has been assigned to the Regina zone.

Of the 1,892 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 149 are considered active. 

The recovered number now sits at 1,719, an increase of nine from Sunday.

The number of deaths from COVID-19 remains at 24.

According to the new and Active Case breakdown the North Central Zone, which includes Prince Albert and area, has four active cases all located in North Central 2.

Saskatoon has the most active cases (84) with Regina in second place with 24 active cases.

Seven people are currently receiving inpatient care in Saskatoon and one is receiving inpatient care in the Regina zone. There are currently no individuals listed in intensive care in the province.

The total number of cases is 1,892. Of those 441 cases are from the south area (222 south west, 200 south central and 19 south east), 385 cases are from the Saskatoon area, 359 cases are from the far north area (350 far north west, zero in far north central and nine far north east), 276 cases are from the north area (132 north west, 77 north central and 67 north east), 255 cases are from the central area (175 central west and 80 central east) and 176 cases are from the Regina area

There are currently 69 cases that are health care workers; however, the source of the infections is not related to their work environments in all instances.

Of the 1,892 cases in the province: 280 cases are related to travel, 938  are community contacts, which includes mass gatherings, 544 have no known exposures and 130 are under investigation by local public health.

The age breakdown shows 324 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, 618cases are in the 20-39-age range, 582 are in the 40-59-age range, 306 are in the 60-79-age range and 62 are in the 80-plus-age range.

The gender breakdown shows 51 per cent of the cases being females and 49 per cent being males.

Yesterday, 2,236 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan.  As of today there have been 188,068 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. 

As of September 25 when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 131,995 people tested per million population. The national rate was 189,355 people tested per million population.


SHA warns of possible exposure to COVID-19 in Regina and Saskatoon

On Sunday morning the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) warned residents of potential COVID-19 exposure at various locations in Regina.

The two locations were Western Pizza on Avonhurst Drive on Sept. 17 and 18 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and the Superstore at Golden Mile from noon until 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 21.

Earlier on Saturday evening the SHA warned residents of potential COVID-19 exposure at various locations in Saskatoon.

The three locations were the Walmart Supercentre on Betts Avenue on Sept. 19 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., the Market Mall location of Planet Fitness between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sept. 22 and the KFC on McOrmond Drive between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sept. 23.

Anyone who was at these locations during this time should self-monitor for 14 days. If you were at these locations and have or had any symptoms of COVID-19, the SHA advises people to self-isolate immediately and call 811 to arrange testing. Symptoms include cold and flu-like symptoms, muscle/joint pain, dizziness, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty feeding for children, loss of sense of taste or smell, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.

The SHA sends out public alerts when health officials are uncertain about the number of known close contacts COVID-19 patients had before being tested. In those cases, they notify the community about locations the patient may have visited while infectious.

Michael Oleksyn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Prince Albert Daily Herald

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