Nine new Sask. COVID-19 cases; 104 province wide

There are nine new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan as of March 27, bringing the total to 104.

The province has created a new “north” region, and has assigned the previous north cases into a region called “far north”. There are 13 cases in north Saskatchewan, eight cases in central Saskatchewan excluding Saskatoon and three cases in the far north.

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On March 26, before the change, there were 13 in central Saskatchewan excluding Saskatoon and three cases in the north.

Six individuals are hospitalized: one hospitalization in the North region; three hospitalized in Regina including one in intensive care; and two hospitalized in Saskatoon including one in intensive care.

Six cases are a result of local transmission, with one additional case reported today in the Central region.  The rest are travel-related. 

Four confirmed cases concern individuals 19 years of age and under; all other cases are adults.

The province said:

  • 49 cases are in the 20-44 age range;
  • 33 are in the 45-64 range;
  • 18 cases have been confirmed in the 65-plus range; and
  • 57 per cent of the cases are males and 43 per cent are females.
  • Three people are have recovered from the virus
  • 7,580 COVID-19 tests have been performed by the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory
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