There are 30 new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, as of March 28, bringing the total to 134.
To date, the province said 18 cases are connected to a Christopher Lake snowmobile rally dinner held on Saturday, March 14. One attendee tested positive on March 25, and work to contact others at the dinner is now under way.
"Each person is self-isolating at home. The outcome of this event demonstrates the importance of physical distancing at this time," said the province. " Everyone who attended this event – or any large gathering over the past several weeks – should be self-monitoring or self-isolating if directed by local public health authorities."
Six people are in hospital across the province, including three in acute care and three in intensive care units (ICU):
The province said:
- One inpatient case is located in the north, one in Saskatoon and one in Regina.
- One ICU case is located in central Saskatchewan, one in Saskatoon and one in Regina.
- At least seven cases are a result of local transmission. The rest are travel-related or cluster-related due to exposure at mass gatherings.
- Five cases concern individuals 19 years of age and under; all other cases are adults.
- 58 cases are in the 20-44 age range; 49 are in the 45-64 range; and 22 are in the 65-plus range.
- Four people have recovered.
- 57 per cent of the cases are males and 43 per cent are females.