Released on April 17, 2020
As of April 17, 2020, Saskatchewan has one new case and one new presumptive case of COVID-19, bringing the total to 307 reported cases.
Seventy-five of the 307 reported cases are considered active.
Nine more people have recovered, bringing the provincial total to 228.
There are six people in hospital; including five who are receiving inpatient care and one person in intensive care.
The age categories of persons with COVID-19 has also been changed to more closely align with national data, now that there is sufficient numbers to protect privacy. Information is now being reported on the following age ranges: 19 and under, ages 20 to 39, ages 40 to 59, ages 60 to 79, and ages 80 plus.
Of the 307 cases in the province:
Overall in Saskatchewan:
To date, 22,207 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the province. Saskatchewan continues to have the second highest rate of testing per capita among provinces that have reported.
Case surveillance and testing information, including regional locations of cases, is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.
Public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.
Public Health Order Amended to Protect Vulnerable Seniors
As of April 17, the Chief Medical Health Officer’s public health order has been updated to include:
This public health order now also includes personal care homes and formalizes existing requirements for long-term care and affiliate care homes:
The screening and personal protective equipment measures also apply to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency facilities and staff.
Visitor Restrictions Remain in Effect
Visitors to long-term care homes, hospitals, personal care homes, and group homes shall be restricted to family or designates visiting for compassionate reasons according to the facility policy.
All visitors will undergo additional health screening before being allowed entry. Any visitor who displays or discloses signs or symptoms of COVID-19 will not be able to enter the health care setting.
For more information, contact:
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