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Released on October 21, 2020
There are 57 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on October 21, 2020, bringing the total to 2,496 cases. The new cases are located in the Far North East (1), North West (1), North Central (17), North East (4), Saskatoon (14), Central West (2), Central East (7) and Regina (11) zones.
Public health investigations are underway to determine the source of transmission for all new cases. Saskatoon’s new cases continue to be primarily linked with outbreaks at local nightclubs.
Of the 2,496 reported cases, 469 are considered active. A total of 2,002 people have recovered.
Seventeen people are in hospital. Fifteen people are receiving inpatient care; seven in the Saskatoon zone, two in the Regina zone, five in the North Central zone, one in the Central East zone. Two people are in intensive care, one in Saskatoon and one in Regina.
Of the 2,496 cases in the province to date:
Overall in Saskatchewan to date:
To date, 238,013 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of October 19, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers are available from PHAC, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 162,549 people tested per million population. The national rate was 234,139 people tested per million population.
Yesterday, 2,483 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan.
COVID-19 Outbreak Information and Advisories
The Government of Saskatchewan publicly posts outbreaks in hospitals, long-term care and integrated facilities, personal care homes, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, group homes, congregate/communal living settings, places of worship, daycares, schools, universities, colleges, workplaces, mass gatherings and events.
Public advisories will be issued by the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) when there is has been a COVID-19 exposure risk to the public when the contact investigation is unable to reach all potential contacts, as well as the latest on restrictions to visitation at SHA facilities.
Current information on provincial outbreaks and advisory information is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-latest-updates.
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, including drive-thru testing locations, is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-testing.
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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