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.
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