Sask. reports one new death, no new cases of COVID-19
Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen at LifeLabs after being logged upon receipt at the company’s lab, in Surrey, B.C., March 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
REGINA -- The province is reporting on Tuesday one new death from COVID-19 and no new cases.
The person who died from the virus lived in the central west zone and was in the 70 to 79 age range. This marks the 23rd death.
The province said one new case has been removed from the Saskatchewan count, bringing the total to 1,601 reported cases.
There are 88 active cases.
Four people are in hospital. One person is receiving inpatient care in Saskatoon. Three people are in intensive care, all in Saskatoon.
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Investigations completed so far have found that 57 of 88 active cases are in communal living settings.
Of the 1,601 cases in the province:
- 233 cases are travellers.
- 818 are community contacts (including mass gatherings).
- 484 have no known exposures.
- 66 are under investigation by local public health.
To date, 132,332 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of Aug. 23, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 95,704 people tested per million population. The national rate was 137,517 people tested per million population.
There were 388 COVID-19 tests performed on Monday in Saskatchewan.
EXPOSURES AT SWIFT CURRENT BUSINESSES
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is alerting the public that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 after visiting businesses in Swift Current last week.
The SHA said on Monday that a person who tested positive for the virus visited the following businesses:
- Monday, August 17 – Shoppers Drug Mart from 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- Monday, August 17 – Dairy Queen from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Friday, August 21 – Original Joe’s from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.