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11 new COVID-19 cases, 15 more recoveries in Sask.
REGINA -- Saskatchewan has announced 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, along with 15 new recoveries.
The provincial total sits 271 cases and 103 recoveries.
The next provincial update will take place at 2:30 p.m., and will be streamed live at CTVNewsRegina.ca and at CTVNewsSaskatoon.ca.
There are currently eight people in hospital in the province, including two in the ICU.
Of the provinces 271 total cases, 165 are considered active. The number of active cases is down from Tuesday’s 169.
Saskatchewan has a fatality rate of 1.1 per cent with three deaths in the province, and a recovery rate of 38 per cent.
Of the cases, 119 are believed to be related to travel, 90 as a result of community contact, 16 without a known exposure and 46 still under investigation.
During Tuesday's press conference, Premier Scott Moe said 11 cases stemmed from the same contact. He also said further measures are not being considered at this time, as numbers have been low and relatively flat.
The SHA is working with the University of Saskatchewan Medical College, and having students help with contact tracing.
The premier said medical students are suited to doing contact tracing, and said more resources on this front are available to the province from the nursing programs.
Twenty six cases in Saskatchewan are healthcare employees.
Saskatoon continues to see the most cases with 135, 56 in Regina, 51 in the North, 15 in the south, 10 in the central region and four in the far north.
Moe says he’s unsure where Saskatchewan is in its curve, and when cases will peak.
The majority of cases are in people 20 to 44 years old with 114 cases. Ninety four cases are in people 45 to 64, 48 in people over 65 and fifteen cases in people under 19.
Fifty four per cent of cases are in men and 46 per cent are in women.
To date 15,621 tested have been performed in Saskatchewan.