COVID-19: 8 new, confirmed cases bring provincial total to 52

Pictured is Saskatchewan's Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab. (Screenshot)

Saskatchewan has a total of 52 cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday.

The provincial government has announced eight new, confirmed cases of the virus between Saturday and Sunday. Thirty-three of the total cases are confirmed while 19 are presumptive.

One of the cases involves a person in their late teens. The rest are adults.

Sixty-two per cent of the total cases are male and 38 per cent are female.

To date, the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory in Regina has processed 4,536 COVID-19 tests.

In a news release, the province once again emphasized the importance of social distancing to minimize the spread of the virus.

“We are responsible for ensuring our actions do not put others at risk. Social distancing means avoiding close contact with others to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Keep a minimum distance of two metres from others when shopping or walking in the community,” read the release.

The province’s Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab will be giving an update at 2:30 p.m. on Monday.