June 04, 2020

One New Case, Six More Recoveries, Two in Hospital

There is one new case of COVID-19 to report on June 4, 2020, bringing the provincial total to 648.  The new case is in the Saskatoon region.

Of the 648 reported cases, 29 are considered active.  Six more people have recovered, for a total of 608.

There are currently two people in hospital; both are in intensive care in Saskatoon.

Of the 648 cases in the province:

  • 143 cases are travellers;
  • 389 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
  • 77 have no known exposures; and
  • 39 are under investigation by local public health.

Overall in Saskatchewan:

  • 51 cases are health care workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to health care in all instances.
  • 257 of the cases are from the Far North, 170 are from the Saskatoon area, 112 from the North, 80 from the Regina area, 17 from the South and 12 from the Central region.
  • 96 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.
  • 230 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 198 are in the 40-59 age range; 106 are in the 60-79 age range; and 18 are in the 80-plus range.
  • 52 per cent of the cases are females and 48 per cent are males.
  • 11 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.

To date, 49,915 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the province.  As of June 2, 2020, when other provincial and national numbers were last available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 37,781 people tested per million population.  The national rate was 46,599 people tested per million population.

If you are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, headaches, aches and pains, sore throat, chills, runny nose or a loss of your sense of taste or smell, contact HealthLine 811 or your family physician for advice on whether you should be tested for COVID-19.  You can also take the online self-assessment at www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.

Testing for COVID-19 is also now available to anyone currently working outside the home, or anyone returning to work as part of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan.

Beginning June 5, testing criteria will be further expanded.  Testing will be offered to:

  • Those being admitted to acute care for more than 24 hours, including expectant mothers.
  • Immunocompromised individuals and their health care providers.

General public inquiries may be directed to [email protected].

Find the most up-to-date version of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan at www.saskatchewan.ca/re-open.