COVID-19 Update: Eleven New Cases, One in Hospital, One More Recovery
There are 11 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on September 7, bringing the total to 1,662 reported cases. The new cases are located in the Far North West (2), Saskatoon (2), Central West (2), Central East (1), South West (1), South Central (1) and South East (1) zones. The location of the eleventh case is pending.
Of the 1,662 reported cases, 58 are considered active. A total of 1,580 people have recovered.
One person is in hospital in intensive care in Saskatoon.
Of the 1,662 cases in the province:
- 252 cases are travellers;
- 834 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
- 491 have no known exposures; and
- 85 are under investigation by local public health
Overall in Saskatchewan:
- 67 cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.
- 278 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults. 540 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 505 are in the 40-59 age range; 281 are in the 60-79 age range; and 58 are in the 80-plus range.
- 51 per cent of the cases are females and 49 per cent are males.
- 24 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.
- There are:
o 427 cases from the south area (218 south west, 196 south central, 13 south east)
o 355 cases from the far north area (349 far north west, 6 far north east)
o 275 cases from the Saskatoon area
o 268 cases from the north area (131 north west, 71 north central, 66 north east)
o 203 cases from the central area (166 central west, 37 central east)
o 133 cases from the Regina area
To date, 150,737 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of September 5, 2020, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 107,241 people tested per million population. The national rate was 153,795 people tested per million population.
Yesterday, 1,861 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan.
COVID-19 testing is now available to anyone who requests it, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not. A referral for testing can be made by contacting HealthLine 811 or your physician’s office if you are experiencing worsening symptoms. If you require urgent care, call 911.
Drive-through testing sites that do not require a referral will open September 8 in Regina and September 10 in Saskatoon. This is in addition to the testing and assessment centres currently open.
Regina - Open as of Tuesday, September 8
International Trade Centre at Evraz Place - Hall C, 1700 Elphinstone Street
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 4 pm – 8 pm
Saturdays - 8 am – 4 pm
Saskatoon - Open as of Thursday, September 10
3630 Thatcher Avenue
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 12 pm - 7:15 pm
Saturdays and Sundays - 8:30 am - 4 pm
A valid Saskatchewan Health Card will be required for each person getting tested. A Canadian Armed Forces number or Interim Federal Health identification will also be accepted.
You will be required to wear a mask during the registration process.
The drive-through sites will be first come, first served so there may be some wait times. You must wait in your vehicle. There are no public washrooms available at these sites.
General COVID-19 Information
General public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.
Find the most up-to-date version of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan at www.saskatchewan.ca/re-open.