Released on May 28, 2020
As of May 28, 2020, there are two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the provincial total to 639. One new case is in the North region and one is in the Saskatoon region.
Of the 639 reported cases, 61 are considered active. Nine more people have recovered, bringing the provincial total to 568.
There are currently four people in hospital – one is receiving inpatient care (in Regina) and three are in intensive care (all in Saskatoon).
Of the 639 cases in the province:
Overall in Saskatchewan:
To date, 45,869 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the province. As of May 26, 2020, when other provincial and national numbers were last available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 34,883 people tested per million population. The national rate was 40,658 people tested per million population.
Provincial State of Emergency Extended and Measures Continue
The Provincial State of Emergency has been extended for two weeks.
While new case numbers remain low, residents are reminded that COVID-19 is still present in Saskatchewan. Public health orders remain in effect, including the order limiting public and private gatherings to no more than 10 people.
The declaration of a community-transmitted outbreak in Saskatoon linked to two large family gatherings, reinforces the importance of following public health orders.
Everyone should continue to take measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, including:
We all have a responsibility to minimize the spread of the disease.
If you are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, headaches, aches and pains, sore throat, chills, runny nose or a loss of your sense of taste or smell, contact HealthLine 811 or your family physician for advice on whether you should be tested for COVID-19. You can also take the online self-assessment at www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.
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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