COVID-19 in Sask: 30 new cases, 22 more recoveries reported Friday

Most of the new cases are in the province's southwest region, and all are in communal living situations, which generally refers to colonies, according to the province.

Most of the new cases are in the province's southwest region and all are in communal living situations

Saskatchewan announced 30 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, most in the southwest part of the province. (Guy Quenneville/CBC)

Thirty more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of known active cases to 174, according to health officials' latest update on Friday. Meanwhile, 22 more people have recovered from the virus. 

Twenty-three of the new cases announced Friday are in the southwest region, while one is in the north central area and six are the south central zone. All are from communal living situations, which the province said generally refers to colonies.

A regional breakdown of COVID-19 cases reported in Saskatchewan as of Aug. 14. (CBC Graphics)

Ten people are in hospital with the virus, five of them under intensive care — the same as on Wednesday and Thursday. 

The province said it conducted 1,666 COVID-19 tests on Thursday, compared to 1,800 on Wednesday.


Guy Quenneville

Reporter at CBC Ottawa

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