August 29, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Four New Cases, Three in Hospital, Five More Recoveries

There are four new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on August 29, bringing the total to 1,615 reported cases.  The new cases are in the South West (2) and Saskatoon (2) zones.

Of the 1,615 reported cases, 43 are considered active.  A total of 1,548 people have recovered.

Three people are in hospital.  One person is receiving inpatient care in Saskatoon and two people are in intensive care in Saskatoon.

Investigations completed thus far have found that 18 of the 43 active cases are in communal living settings.

Of the 1,615 cases in the province:

  • 236 cases are travellers;
  • 825 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
  • 483 have no known exposures; and
  • 71 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.
  • 267 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults. 519 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 494 are in the 40-59 age range; 277 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             415 cases from the south area (215 south west, 189 south central, 11 south east)

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

o             262 cases from the north area (128 north west, 68 north central, 66 north east)

o             259 cases from the Saskatoon area

o             194 cases from the central area (161 central west, 33 central east)

o             132 cases from the Regina area

To date, 137,991 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan.  As of August 27, 2020, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 98,695 people tested per million population.  The national rate was 142,470 people tested per million population.

Yesterday, 1,658 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.  Contact your physician’s office if you are experiencing worsening symptoms.  If you require urgent care, call 911.

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.