One new COVID-19 case as next stage of provincial reopening plan begins

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Only one new case of COVID-19 was reported on Monday, which also marked the next stage of Phase 4 of the province’s reopening plan.

The number of active cases in the province now sits at 87.

According to a government press release, the new case is located in the far north region. The total number of COVID-19 cases now stands at 779. A total of 679 people have recovered from the virus.

Over the weekend, there were seven new cases of COVID-19 reported, all which were in the far north.

Five people are currently receiving inpatient care at hospitals in the province, three in the north, one in Saskatoon and one in the south. There are currently no COVID-19 patients in intensive care.

As of June 27, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate for COVID-19 testing was 48,781 people tested per million. The national rate was 71,209 people tested per million.

Testing is available for anyone working outside the home or returning to work as part of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan and for people being admitted to acute care for more than 24 hours, including expectant mothers. Testing is also available for immunocompromised individuals and their health care providers.