Released on August 8, 2020
There are 24 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on August 8, bringing the total to 1,433 cases. The new cases are located in the Regina (11), North Central (3), Saskatoon (3), South West (1) and South Central (5) zones. One (1) case’s residence information is pending.
Eight of the 24 new cases and 112 of the 168 active cases are people living in communal settings.
Of the 1,433 reported cases, 168 are considered active. A total of 1,245 people have recovered.
Thirteen people are in hospital. Eight people are receiving inpatient care; three in Saskatoon, three in the South West region, one in South Central and one in Regina. Five people are in intensive care; four in Saskatoon and one in the North Central region.
Of the 1,433 cases in the province:
Overall in Saskatchewan:
To date, 109,803 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of August 6, 2020, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 79,516 people tested per million population. The national rate was 116,182 people tested per million population.
Yesterday, 1,655 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan.
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. Since introducing universal testing, there has been an increase in requests to be tested with the corresponding increase in provincial testing numbers. The Saskatchewan Health Authority is working to ensure responsive service timing. Contact your physician’s office if you are experiencing worsening symptoms. If you require urgent care, call 911.
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.
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