First two deaths from COVID-19 confirmed in Saskatchewan
Illustration of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2, the cause of COVID-19 (Alissa Eckert, MS, Dan Higgins, MAMS)
The Saskatchewan Government is confirming Monday that two people have died from COVID-19 complications in separate parts of the province.
The two people were in their 70s, and one was travel related. Across the province, there have been 20 new confirmed cases, bringing the provincial total up to 176. At least eight cases are a result of local transmission. The rest are travel-related or cluster-related due to exposure at mass gatherings.
In their latest tracking map, The Saskatchewan Health Authority has moved the Lloydminster area into the North region. It has also been confirmed that a positive case has been found within Lloydminster.
This region is currently at 33 cases, with one hospitalization and four people having recovered in the area.
So far 9,651 COVID tests have been done across the province, with 9,135 negative results.