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Released on October 24, 2020
There are 78 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on October 24, 2020, bringing the total to 2,669 cases. The new cases are located in the Far North West (3), Far North East (1), North West (2), North Central (11), North East (3), Saskatoon (33), Central East (3), Regina (21) and South East (1) zones.
Public health investigations are underway to determine the source of transmission for all new cases. Of the 2,669 reported cases, 574 are considered active. A total of 2,070 people have recovered.
To date, community transmission in Saskatoon is largely due to after-work socializing among young adults. Forty-seven cases have been linked to the Longbranch Bar outbreak, 22 cases to Diva’s nightclub and 7 cases to Outlaws Country Rock Bar. Transmission in Regina generally appears to be a result of close family contacts with known cases, rather than public social activities.
Twenty-one people are in hospital. Seventeen people are receiving inpatient care; eight in the Saskatoon zone, one in the Regina zone, and eight in the North zone. Four people are in intensive care; three in Saskatoon and one in Regina.
Of the 2,669 cases in the province:
Overall in Saskatchewan to date:
To date, 245,292 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of October 22, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 166,515 people tested per million population. The national rate was 252,120 people tested per million population.
Yesterday, 2,792 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan.
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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