COVID-19 claims two more far north Sask. lives, three new cases reported

Two more people have died from COVID-19 in Saskatchewan due to COVID-19. Both were elders from the far north region.

The provincial government announced the deaths May 27. The two people were a person in their 60s and a person in their 80s. Identifying details of the two dead, including home communities, were not released. One of the deaths was reported May 26 as being investigated by public health authorities.

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There have been three deaths in far north Saskatchewan reported this week due to COVID-19. The province announced another person had died May 26 due to the disease. Ten people in the province have now died due to COVID-19.

Three new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Saskatchewan May 27. One case is in the far north, while two of the cases are located in Regina. Four Saskatchewanians are in hospital with COVID-19, including three people in Saskatoon in intensive care.

Since the outbreak began, 637 people have tested positive for COVID-19. More than half of the cases are traceable to community contact - 363 in total as of May 27. The far north and north regions combined have accounted for 364 cases - again, more than half of all cases in Saskatchewan. 

Ten people have been reported as recovered from the disease. There are still 68 remaining active cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, with 59 of those cases either in the far north or north - 55 in the far north, four in the north. Flin Flon, Creighton and all nearby communities in Saskatchewan are considered to be part of the far north.

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