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11 new COVID-19 cases, 3 recoveries

The new cases are located in the Regina (5) , Saskatoon (2), South Central (2), Central West (1), and Central East (1) zones
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There are 11 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan, as of Sept. 19.  

The new cases are located in the Regina (5) , Saskatoon (2), South Central (2), Central West (1), and Central East (1) zones. Both of the new cases in the South Central area are located in the South Central 2 sub zone, which includes Moose Jaw and area.
 
Both of the new cases reported today in Saskatoon are linked to the outbreak at Brandt Industries. Initial public health investigations suggest this outbreak is linked to out-of-province travel.

There are now 1,787 reported cases, inculding 121 active cases.  

Investigations completed thus far have found that 25 of the 121 current active cases are from communal living settings.

A total of 10 people are in hospital. Nine people are receiving inpatient care — seven in Saskatoon, one in Regina, and one in the South Central zone. One person is in intensive care in Saskatoon.

Three more people have recovered, increasing the provincial total to 1,642 recoveries.

Of the 1,787 cases in the province to date:

  • 265 cases are travellers;
  • 880 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
  • 522 have no known exposures; and
  • 120 are under investigation by local public health

On a regional level:

  • 436 cases are from the south area (222 south west, 199 south central, 15 south east);
  • 357 cases are from the far north area (349 far north west, 0 far north central, 8 far north east);
  • 340 cases are from the Saskatoon area;
  • 271 cases are from the north area (131 north west, 73 north central, 67 north east);
  • 234 cases are from the central area (172 central west, 62 central east); and
  • 149 cases are from the Regina area.

Twenty-four deaths have been reported to date. A total of 169,519 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. Yesterday, 2,873 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan. That is the highest daily number of tests performed to date. The previous high was 2,129 tests performed on Aug. 6.

For more information, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19. You can find the maps and the breakdown of cases by region on the government's website.



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