SASKATCHEWAN— Two Saskatchewan residents have died as a result of complications related to the COVID-19 virus.
The two fatalities represent the first deaths in Saskatchewan tied to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Saskatchewan government said that the two incidents occurred on March 29 in separate areas of the province.
Both residents were in their 70s, and one case was related to travel.
As of March 30, the province of Saskatchewan has 20 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the provincial total to 176.
Five cases involve individuals 19 years of age and under; 80 cases are in the 20 to 44 age range; 62 are in the 45 to 64 range; and 29 are in the 65 plus range.
Five people are in hospital across the province, including four in acute care and one in the intensive care unit (ICU).
One inpatient case is located in the north, and three in Saskatoon. The one ICU case is located in Regina.
At least eight cases are a result of local transmission. The rest are travel-related or cluster-related due to exposure at mass gatherings.
There may be more cases yet to be reported to Public Health.
Six more people have recovered from the virus, bringing the provincial total to 14.
To date, 9,651 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan, an increase of 565 from the March 29th update.