Released on October 9, 2020
There are 22 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on October 9, bringing the total to 2,034 reported cases. The new cases are located in the Far North East (2), North Central (4), Saskatoon (5), Central West (3), Central East (4), Regina (2) and South Central (2) zones.
Of the 2,034 reported cases, 139 are considered active. A total of 1,871 people have recovered.
Eight people are in hospital. Six people are receiving inpatient care; four in Saskatoon, one in Regina and one in the South West. Two people are in intensive care; one in Regina and one in Saskatoon.
Of the 2,034 cases in the province to date:
Overall in Saskatchewan to date:
To date, 209,560 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of October 7, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers are available from Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 145,605 people tested per million population. The national rate was 212,158 people tested per million population.
Yesterday, 2,330 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan.
Thanksgiving, Gatherings and Travel
With Thanksgiving weekend approaching, Saskatchewan residents are reminded that restrictions on gathering sizes remain in place. Public health orders state that indoor and outdoor gatherings may have a maximum of 30 people, as long as there is enough space to maintain a two metre separation between individuals who are not in the same household or extended household. If there isn’t enough space to maintain distancing, invite fewer people. Shared meals between non-household members are discouraged.
Non-essential or recreational travel is discouraged.
Further guidance on Thanksgiving is available at https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/re-open-saskatchewan-plan/guidelines/fall-activity-guidelines.
Everyone should continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 testing is available to anyone who requests it. A referral for testing can be made by contacting HealthLine 811, your physician or nurse practitioner. If you require urgent care, call 911.
Further information on testing is available at https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/testing-information.
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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