One new Sask. COVID-19 case, two more recoveries
REGINA -- Saskatchewan confirmed one new COVID-19 case and two more recoveries on Tuesday.
The newest case is in the Saskatoon area. There have been 684 COVID-19 cases confirmed in the province.
In a release, the province said there are now 40 active cases.
Three people are currently in hospital, one in the north region and one in Saskatoon. One is in intensive care in Saskatoon.
There have been 277 cases in the far north region, while 182 are from the Saskatoon area, 112 are from the north, 80 are from the Regina area, 19 are from the south and 12 are from the central region.
People aged 20 to 39 currently lead the province with 241, there have been 207 cases in the 40 to 59 age range, 114 are in the 40 to 59, 114 are in the 60 to 79 range, 18 are in the 80-plus range, while 104 cases are in people 19-years or younger.
Women make up 51 per cent of cases, while men make up 49 per cent.
There have been 13 COVID-19-related deaths in Saskatchewan.
The province announced Phase Four of the Reopen Saskatchewan plan will begin on Monday, June 22.
SASK. REVEALS $2.4B IN LOSSES WITH RECORD SPENDING ON HEALTH
The Government of Saskatchewan’s 2020-21 budget shows a focus on health and economic supports made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Three months since revealing temporary fiscal numbers without any revenue forecasts, the province forecasts a deficit of $2.4 billion.
The province was headed for a balanced budget in March which was upended in a matter of days as a result of COVID-19.
Public debt will rise by $3 billion in 2020-21. The government says $1.9 billion of that is attributable to COVID-19. The remaining $1.1 billion finances infrastructure projects in the government’s capital plan, which were developed prior to the pandemic. This increase will grow the total public debt to $24.37 billion.