Saskatchewan reports new COVID-19 death, more cases in the far north

REGINA — Saskatchewan has announced 21 new cases of COVID-19 and a seventh death from the illness.

The province says the person who died was in their 60s and from the northern region.

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It's the first death the province has reported from COVID-19 in three weeks.

Of the new cases, 16 are in the far north region that includes the communities of La Loche and Beauval, where there has been a recent rise of infections.

So far, Saskatchewan has seen a total of 620 cases.

The province says 494 people have recovered.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 20, 2020

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