30 new cases of COVID-19 in province; 134 total

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.

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"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.
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