'Our curve remains flat': Active COVID-19 cases continue to drop in Sask.; 7 new cases announced
REGINA -- Saskatchewan recorded seven new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total to 278, according to a release from the province.
Twelve more people have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 115.
Saskatchewan Chief Medical Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said that Saskatchewan's "curve remains flat", and mentioned the number of active cases has been trending downward through the week. On Tuesday, Saskatchewan has 169 active cases which dropped to 165 on Wednesday. Of the total cases, health officials consider 160 cases, or 57 per cent to be active on Thursday.
Eight people remain in hospital including two in the ICU.
The majority of Saskatchewan’s cases are in Saskatoon, with 138. Regina has 58, 52 in the north, 15 in the south, 10 in the central region and five in the far north.
The number of cases related to travel is 122, 96 are considered community contacts, 20 have no known exposure and 40 are under investigation.
Fifteen cases are in people under the age of 19, 120 in people 20 to 44, 95 in those 45 to 64 and 48 in people over 65.
Fifty-four per cent of cases are men, and 46 per cent are women.
The province said 27 COVID-19 cases are health care workers, but some of those cases may not be related to their work in the health care field.
Saskatchewan performed the most tests in one day with 1,051. The total number of tests conducted in the province is 16,672.