Twenty-four new cases of COVID-19 in Sask; 8 more recoveries

The province has announced 24 new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, bringing the provincial total to 2,330.

Eight of the new cases are in the North Central, 6 are in Regina, 3 are in the Central East, 2 are in the Central West, and there is one case each in the Far North West, North West, Saskatoon, and the South East.

Of the 2,330 reported cases, 342 are considered active. A total of 1,963 people have recovered.

Fourteen people are in hospital. Twelve people are receiving inpatient care; six in the Saskatoon zone, one in the Regina zone, four in the North Central zone, and one in the Central East zone. Two people are in intensive care, one in Saskatoon and one in Regina.

The PA Gospel Worship event in Prince Albert is the origin of at least 79 first and second generation cases across the province, primarily in the north. Many of the newer cases and outbreaks arising in the north are now third generation cases from this event. Note that “superspreader” events are not limited to those who attended the event itself, but quickly transmit in local settings.

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