September 05, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Five New Cases, Two in Hospital, One More Recovery

There are five new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on September 5, bringing the total to 1,643 reported cases.  The new cases are located in the Saskatoon (3) and South Central (2) zones.

Of the 1,643 reported cases, 40 are considered active.  A total of 1,579 people have recovered.

Two people are in hospital.  One person is receiving inpatient care in Saskatoon and one person is in intensive care in Saskatoon.

Of the 1,643 cases in the province:

  • 251 cases are travellers;
  • 832 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
  • 488 have no known exposures; and
  • 72 are under investigation by local public health

Overall in Saskatchewan:

  • 66 cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.
  • 276 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults. 529 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 501 are in the 40-59 age range; 279 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            423 cases from the south area (217 south west, 195 south central, 11 south east)

o            353 cases from the far north area (347 far north west, 6 far north east)

o            270 cases from the Saskatoon area

o            267 cases from the north area (130 north west, 71 north central, 66 north east)

o            198 cases from the central area (164 central west, 34 central east)

o            132 cases from the Regina area

To date, 146,795 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan.  As of September 3, 2020, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 104,345 people tested per million population.  The national rate was 151,569 people tested per million population.

Yesterday, 2,123 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan.

COVID-19 Testing

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.