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COVID cases climb in SW Saskatchew­an

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COVID-19 cases in rural southwest Saskatchew­an rose to 31 on Wednesday, that province’s health authority reported, while cases in Swift

Current and outlaying areas are about same.

The urban sub-zone that includes the City and RM of Swift Current, as well as areas north to Stewart Valley, had 33 active cases among a population of 21,000 people after five new positive tests were recorded.

Areas south and west of the population centre, toward the Alberta boundary and Montana border, showed three new cases. The population of that rural area is considered to be 18,500.

The province’s combined southwest zone reports that 8,600 doses of vaccine have been administer­ed, including 721 second shots.

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