Released on October 14, 2020
There are 25 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on October 14, bringing the total to 2,199 cases. The new cases are located in the Far North East (4), North Central (5), North East (7), Saskatoon (4), Central East (1), Regina (3) and South East (1) zones.
One of the cases pending location from October 13 has been assigned to Regina; the second location is still pending.
Of the 2,199 reported cases, 254 are considered active. A total of 1,920 people have recovered.
Seven people are in hospital. Six people are receiving inpatient care; four in the Saskatoon zone, one in the North Central zone and one in the Central East zone. One person is in intensive care in Saskatoon.
Of the 2,199 cases in the province to date:
Overall in Saskatchewan to date:
To date, 220,659 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of October 12, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers are available from Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 152,804 people tested per million population. The national rate was 220,001 people tested per million population.
Yesterday, 1,700 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan.
Private Gathering Sizes Reduced Starting October 16
With the increasing rise in cases throughout Saskatchewan linked to public and private social gatherings, the Public Health order on gathering sizes in private residences is being amended so that the maximum allowable gathering size for private gatherings in the home will be 15. This will be in effect as of Friday, October 16.
This will not impact restaurants, licensed establishments, banquet halls as well as weddings, funerals and religious gatherings which are all required to follow seating and physical distancing guidelines as described in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan 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. Any event that occurs in a private dwelling, including weddings, religious gathering and funerals, must abide by the 15 person gathering limit.
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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