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Saskatchewan records two more COVID-19 deaths, three new cases

Saskatchewan has recorded two more COVID-19 related deaths, bringing province-wide totals to ten.

Both people are from the Far North, one of them in their 80s and the other in their 60s. There have also been three more confirmed cases in the last day, according to the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s May 27th update.

Two of the new cases are in the Regina region and one is in the Far North.

A community outbreak has also been declared in Saskatoon, related to one confirmed and one presumed community transmitted case. Medical officials say this constitutes an outbreak as it involves multiple different households who exceeded the ten-person gathering limit twice in early May. These cases were reported between May 21st and 26th.

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A contact tracing investigation is underway that currently involves a total of 60 or more people, but the SHA says the situation is contained.

Ten more people have recovered from COVID-19 province-wide, bringing the total to 559 of 637 reported. This marks just under 88% of all cases recovered.

There are currently four people in hospital – one is receiving inpatient care in Regina and three are in intensive care, all in Saskatoon.

In the North zone, there are no hospitalizations, four active cases and 105 recoveries.

To date, 45,118 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the province.

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