COVID-19 case numbers rise in Sask., 25 deaths reported from Aug. 14 to Sept. 10 – CBC

Both COVID-19 hospital admissions and ICU admissions higher than in previous monthly report

Sep 15, 2022

COVID-19 case numbers are increasing in Saskatchewan.

On Thursday afternoon, the province reported 25 new COVID-19-related deaths for the period of Aug. 14 to Sept. 10, an average of about six per week.

The province said that period yielded 1,932 confirmed cases, compared to 1,524 in the previous monthly update released on Aug. 18.

In a news conference Thursday afternoon, Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said that the increase in cases was expected.

“What we saw in other provinces, and what we predicted, was that we would see a gradual increase in COVID transmission, and that’s what we’re seeing over August and September,” Shahab said.

He said COVID’s upward trend is likely to continue for another month or two before numbers come down slightly.

“We don’t think it’s going to go a high as it did in the spring with Omicron.”

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