COVID-19: 238 new infections in Saskatchewan, total deaths near 500

Government officials reported 238 new COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan on Sunday, taking the provincial total to 41,599 since the epidemic began.

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Authorities also reported that another resident who tested positive for the novel coronovirus has died. Residents were in their 60s and reported deaths in the Middle East region.

The provincial total rose to 495 from the deaths recorded on Sunday.

Regina reported the most new cases today with 59, followed closely by Saskatoon with 40 new cases.

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The seven-day average of daily new cases is 236 or 19.3 per 100,000.

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In the province, 2,437 cases are considered active.

A total of 3,354 COVID-19 tests were conducted in Saskatchewan on Saturday.

At the hospital, carers are 167 COVID-19 patients, including 39 in intensive care. Regina has the most ICU patients with 21, followed by Saskatoon with 14 ICU patients.

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