Two Fatalities Represent First COVID-19 Deaths in Saskatchewan

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Saskatchewan reported its first death on Sunday, March 29. Twenty new coronavirus cases were also reported taking the total to 176.

According to the news release, two Saskatchewan residents located in separate parts of the province died in hospital as a result of complications related to the COVID-19 virus. These two fatalities represent the first deaths in Saskatchewan tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both people were in their 70s. One case is related to travel.

Snapshot of COVID-19 Cases in Saskatchewan

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Five cases concern individuals 19 years of age and under; all other cases are adults.
  • 80 cases are in the 20-44 age range; 62 are in the 45-64 range; and 29 are in the 65-plus range.
  • 55 percent of the cases are males and 45 percent are females.
  • 14. people have recovered from the virus.
  • To date, 9,651 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan, an increase of 565 from yesterday’s update.

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