Flu hospitalizations climbing in Sask. as province records 39 more COVID-19 deaths in latest report – CBC

There have now been 699 confirmed COVID-19 deaths to date in 2022

Nov 10, 2022

The latest data released by Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Health shows a jump in the number of influenza cases, as the number of deaths in the province from COVID-19 also continues to climb.

Over the two-week reporting period from Oct. 23 to Nov. 5, Saskatchewan recorded 39 confirmed COVID-19 deaths.

There have now been 699 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in 2022, according to a CBC calculation based on provincial data.

The province no longer provides the total number of COVID-19 deaths in its reports.

The 699 COVID-19 deaths recorded so far this year is lower than the 710 reported during the same time period in 2021.

The latest report also indicates a week-over-week drop in COVID-19 test positivity rates.

Between Oct. 23 and Oct. 29, the province reported 800 confirmed cases, with an 11.8 per cent test positivity rate. The following week saw 600 COVID-19 cases with a test positivity of 9.9 per cent, according to the report.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/covid-19-flu-sask-1.6647833

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