June 13, 2020

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

There is one new case of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan to report on June 13, 2020, bringing the provincial total to 664.  One new case is in the Far North region.

Of the 664 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 23 are considered active.  A total of 628 individuals have recovered.

There is currently one person in inpatient care in the North and one person in intensive care in Saskatoon.

Of the 664 cases in the province:

  • 146 cases are travellers;
  • 400 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
  • 80 have no known exposures; and
  • 38 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.
  • 264 of the cases are from the Far North, 177 are from the Saskatoon area, 112 from the North, 80 from the Regina area, 19 from the South and 12 from the Central region.
  • 98 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.
  • 236 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 200 are in the 40-59 age range; 112 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.
  • 13 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.

To date, 55,122 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the province.  As of June 11, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers are available from PHAC, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 41,639 people tested per million population.  The national rate was 55,125 people tested per million population.

COVID-19 Testing

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

Testing is also available to:

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

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.

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.