Released on October 10, 2020
There are 34 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on October 10, bringing the total to 2,068 reported cases. The new cases are located in the Far North East (4), North West (1), North Central (7), North East (1), Saskatoon (3), Central West (2), Central East (11), Regina (3) and South East (2) zones.
Thirteen of the active cases in the northern zones have been linked to the Gospel Revival outbreak event, and nine of the active cases in the Central East zone have been linked to a single workplace and include employees and close contacts.
Of the 2,068 reported cases, 161 are considered active. A total of 1,883 people have recovered.
Six people are in hospital. Four people are receiving inpatient care; three in Saskatoon and one in Regina. Two people are in intensive care; one in Regina and one in Saskatoon.
Of the 2,068 cases in the province to date:
Overall in Saskatchewan to date:
To date, 211,320 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of October 8, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers are available from Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 147,073 people tested per million population. The national rate was 214,103 people tested per million population.
Yesterday, 1,760 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan.
Failure to Abide by Public Health Orders May Result in Fines
In Saskatchewan and across the country, public health authorities are seeing increasing transmission rates as a result of contravention of public health orders and guidelines, particularly as a result of public and private gatherings. There can be very serious consequences for not following Public Health Orders, including fines. Fines may be $2,000 for individuals and $10,000 for corporations, plus a victim surcharge.
As a number of contact investigations conclude, it is anticipated that fines will be issued in cases where negligence and misconduct have been found.
Thanksgiving, Gatherings and Travel
This is Thanksgiving weekend and 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. Do not attend or host any events if you are experiencing symptoms, even if they are mild.
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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