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Saskatchewan reports fifth COVID-19 death, 12 new cases

The Saskatchewan Government is reporting a fifth COVID-19 death in the province.

The person who passed away from COVID-compilations was in their late 80s and lived in the Far North region of the province. Currently, that region is dealing with an outbreak of the disease, with 42 active cases, the most out of all the provincial regions. Of those cases, 29 are located within the town of La Loche, which has had a spike in COVID cases related to the outbreak at an oil sands facility in Fort McMurray.

Saskatchewan Medical Health Officer Dr.Saqib Shahab is once again reiterating the need for no non-essential travel to the Far North region, or from community to community within it. Shabab also urges an abundance of caution anywhere in Saskatchewan.

As of Monday, there are twelve new cases of COVID-19 province-wide, with eleven being in the Far North and one being in the North Zone.
Recoveries have continued to stay still at 288 of 365 reported cases. Active cases are marked at 72. There are currently seven people in hospitals, Five receiving inpatient care (including three in the North Zone) and two people are in intensive care.

In total, 28,296 COVID-19 tests have been performed province-wide, with 26,281 negative results.

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