November 07, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Saskatchewan Records Two Additional Deaths

Two Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died: one individual in their 60s from the Far North West and an individual in their 50s from the North East. This brings the total number of deaths in the Province to 27.

There are 116 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on November 7, 2020, bringing the provincial total to date to 3,738 cases.  The new cases are located in the Far North West (4), Far North Central (1), Far North East (2), North West (9), North Central (10), North East (5), Saskatoon (38), Central East (2), Regina (39), South West (1), South Central (3) and South East (1) zones. One new case has pending residence information.

Of the 3,738 reported cases, 985 are considered active.  A total of 2,726 people have recovered.

Thirty-four people are in hospital. Twenty-six people are receiving inpatient care; one in the Far North West, two in North West, eight in North Central, nine in Saskatoon and six in the Regina zones. Eight people are in intensive care; one in North Central, five in Saskatoon and two in Regina.

Of the 3,738 cases in the province:

  • 384 cases are travelers;
  • 1,790 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
  • 873 have no known exposures; and
  • 691 are under investigation by local public health.

Overall in Saskatchewan to date:

  • 115 cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.
  • 762 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.
  • 1,362 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 1,061 are in the 40-59 age range; 460 are in the 60-79 age range; and 93 are in the 80-plus range.
  • 51 per cent of the cases are females and 49 per cent are males.
  • 27 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.
  • There are:
    • 1,005 cases from the Saskatoon area
    • 795 cases from the north area (249 north west, 398 north central, 148 north east)
    • 525 cases from the Regina area
    • 521 cases from the south area (233 south west, 222 south central, 66 south east)
    • 472 cases from the far north area (412 far north west, 1 far north central, 59 far north east)
    • 415 cases from the central area (198 central west, 217 central east)
    • Five (5) cases currently have pending residence location

To date, 278,645 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan.  As of November 5, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 185,545 people tested per million population.  The national rate was 261,431 people tested per million population.

Yesterday, 2,908 COVID-19 tests were processed in Saskatchewan. 

Potential COVID-19 Superspreader Exposure at Saskatoon Business on October 24

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has alerted the public of a potential COVID-19 superspreader event in Saskatoon on Saturday, October 24. 

Public Health officials are recommending that anyone who attended City Centre Bingo (310 22nd St. W) at any time on this date to call HealthLine 811 as soon as possible to arrange for COVID-19 testing. Those in attendance who since the date currently have symptoms of COVID-19 are advised to immediately self-isolate and seek testing.

It is important to note that individuals may develop symptoms from two to 14 days following exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. 

Public Health Orders Now in Effect 

The public health order has now been amended to include the limiting of indoor private gatherings to no more than 10 people. Any event that occurs in a private dwelling and any outbuildings (garages, etc.) including weddings, religious gathering and funerals must abide by the 10 person gathering limit.

The public health order requires all people in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert to wear non-medical masks when in indoor public spaces, as listed at www.saskatchewan.ca/masks

Mandatory masking posters to assist businesses and organizations inform their customers are available at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-posters.

  • Businesses and organizations are asked to regularly review the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan for updated guidelines.  In the event that the public health order applies a more stringent standard (ie. masking), the public health order supersedes the guidance document.

Public health orders are posted at www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/public-health-measures/public-health-orders

For all communities, health officials strongly recommend wearing a non-medical mask anywhere outside the home as an additional measure to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. 

Download COVID Alert App 

Health Canada’s COVID Alert application is available to Saskatchewan residents. This free, voluntary app provides digital alerts to let people know if they may have been exposed to COVID-19. It does not collect personal health information or track the location of users.

COVID Alert is available for Canadians as a free download from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

More information on using the app and how your privacy is protected at www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/covid19-apps.

General COVID-19 Information

General public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.