The August 18 daily COVID-19 update from The Saskatchewan Health Authority is reporting one new case of the virus in the province today.

That one new case is located in the Saskatoon Zone.

That brings the provincial total of cases to 1,582, Of those cases 157 are considered active.

In the South West Zone there are a total of 46 active cases.

There have been 16 reported recoveries today,bringing that provincial total to 1,403.

Investigations completed thus far have found that 107 of the 157 active cases are in communal living setting.

Eight people are in hospital in Saskatchewan. Four people are receiving inpatient care - 2 in the South West,1 in Saskatoon, and 1 in Regina.

There are currently four people in intensive care, all in Saskatoon.

There have been 22 deaths related to COVID-19 reported so far.

To date, 124,219 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan.

And yesterday, 931 COVID-19 tests were done.