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Saskatchewan reports no new COVID-19 cases for the first time in more than 2 months

Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen at a lab, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
August 25, 2020 - 1:40 PM

REGINA - Health officials in Saskatchewan are reporting zero new cases of COVID-19 — for the first time this summer.

Government data show the last time the province saw no new infections was June 7.

Cases numbers began to climb in mid-July and hit a single-day record of 60 cases on July 22, with many of the infections found on Hutterite colonies.

As of Tuesday, the Ministry of Health says 57 of the 88 active cases are in the communal living settings.

Health officials say a person in their 70s has died from COVID-19, bringing Saskatchewan's death toll from the virus to 23.

Four people are in hospital and 1,490 people have recovered.

The province has recorded a total of 1,601 COVID-19 cases.

Premier Scott Moe took to Twitter to say the province's case numbers were improving and that Saskatchewan has the lowest per capita rate of active infections on the Prairies.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 25, 2020

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