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Released on August 17, 2020
There is one new case of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on August 17, bringing the total to 1,581 total cases. The new case is located in the South West zone.
Of the 1,581 reported cases, 172 are considered active. A total of 1,387 people have recovered.
Eight people are in hospital. Four people are receiving inpatient care; two in the South West, one in Saskatoon and one in Regina. Four people are in intensive care, all in Saskatoon.
Investigations completed thus far have found that 113 of 172 active cases are in communal living settings.
Of the 1,581 cases in the province:
Overall in Saskatchewan:
To date, 123,288 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of August 15, 2020, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 89,231 people tested per million population. The national rate was 127,120 people tested per million population.
Yesterday, 1,043 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is working toward increasing capacity to 4,000 tests 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.
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