August 26, 2020

COVID-19 Update: One Additional Death, Three New Cases, Three in Hospital, 30 More Recoveries

There are three new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on August 26.  This brings the total to 1,604 reported cases.

One more person with COVID-19 has died.  This person was in the South West zone and in the 50-59 age range.

Of the 1,604 reported cases, 60 are considered active.  A total of 1,520 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 24 of the 60 active cases are in communal living settings.

Of the 1,604 cases in the province:

  • 233 cases are travellers;
  • 818 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
  • 484 have no known exposures; and
  • 69 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.
  • 264 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.
  • 516 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 492 are in the 40-59 age range; 276 are in the 60-79 age range; and 56 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       413 cases from the south area (213 south west, 189 south central, 11 south east)

o       352 cases from the far north area (346 far north west, 0 far north central, 6 far north east)

o       259 cases from the north area (125 north west, 68 north central, 66 north east)

o       254 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, 135,518 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan.  As of August 24, 2020, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 95,970 people tested per million population.  The national rate was 138,473 people tested per million population.

Yesterday, 1,186 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.