August 22, 2020

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

There are two new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on August 22, bringing the total to 1,597 reported cases.

The new cases are located in the Saskatoon (1) and South West (1) zones.

Of the 1,597 reported cases, 117 are considered active. A total of 1,458 people have recovered.

Five people are in hospital. One person is receiving inpatient care in Saskatoon. Four people are in intensive care, all in Saskatoon.

Investigations completed thus far have found that 76 of 117 active cases are in communal living settings.

Of the 1,597 cases in the province:

  • 231 cases are travellers;
  • 823 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
  • 479 have no known exposures; and
  • 64 are under investigation by local public health.

Overall in Saskatchewan: 

  • 65 cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.

    There are:

  • 412 cases from the south area (212 south west, 189 south central, 11 south east)
  • 352 cases from the far north area (346 far north west, 0 far north central, 6 far north east)
  • 257 cases from the north area (123 north west, 68 north central, 66 north east)
  • 251 cases from the Saskatoon area
  • 194 cases from the central area (161 central west, 33 central east)
  • 131 cases from the Regina area
  • 261 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults. 514 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 491 are in the 40-59 age range; 275 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.
  • 22 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.

To date, 129,653 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of August 20, 2020, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 92,969 people tested per million population. The national rate was 133,923 people tested per million population.

Yesterday, 1,757 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan

COVID-19 Testing

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is working toward increasing capacity in early September. 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.