Concerns over H1N1 Flu numbers slowing

Staff ~ The Southwest Booster
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Three additional Saskatchewan health regions are reporting instances of the H1N1 flu, with the virus now confirmed in seven of 13 provincial health regions as of Monday.

Three additional Saskatchewan health regions are reporting instances of the H1N1 flu, with the virus now confirmed in seven of 13 provincial health regions as of Monday.

Saskatchewan now stands at 91 confirmed cases, with the majority reported as mild cases.

For the first time the province is reporting single H1N1 cases in Keewatin Yatthe, Sun Country plus Kelsey Trail. The Saskatoon Health Region remains the top region for the flu with 63 cases, followed by Regina Qu'Appelle at 17. The Prince Albert Parkland plus the Heartland Health Region both report four cases. The Cypress, Five Hills, Prairie North, Sunrise, Athabasca, plus the Mamawetin Churchill River Health Regions remain without a case.

The Public Health Agency of Canada, who is now providing just a weekly statistical update, notes that Saskatchewan has recorded 28 new cases since Wednesday. Nation wide they are reporting that there are 805 is reporting laboratory confirmed cases across the country, an increase from the 449 reported back on May 14.

Organizations: Sun Country, Public Health Agency of Canada

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Keewatin Yatthe, Churchill River

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