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Four new COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan; provincial state of emergency extended

The Saskatchewan Government has extended the provincial state of emergency to further encourage COVID-19 numbers to drop.

The state of emergency will continue for two extra weeks. This marks the fourth time that the extension has been made. Extensions were also made on April 1, April 15, and again on April 29. This will allow the province to continue accessing and utilizing emergency resources.

The province says areas of the province showing low numbers or even zero cases are signs that these personal protective measures are working, and should be kept up.

As of May 13th, there are four new COVID-19 cases, all within the La Loche area. Another case, who has already recovered, initially believed to be in the Regina area, has been reclassified as being in the North Zone.

Of 577 reported cases, 186 are considered active. Eleven more people have recovered, bringing the provincial total to 385.

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There are currently 10 people in hospital – seven are receiving inpatient care (four in the North and three in Saskatoon) and three are in intensive care (all in Saskatoon).

In the North Zone, the numbers sit at 25 active and 80 recoveries.

COVID-19 testing numbers show 38,157 tests performed province-wide, with two indeterminate results and 34,617 confirmed negatives.

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