Released on October 28, 2020
There are 67 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on October 28, 2020, bringing the total to 2,908 cases. The new cases are located in the North West (7), North Central (7), North East (11), Saskatoon (25), Regina (15), and South East (2) zones and the one (1) case from yesterday pending location was assigned to the North Central zone.
Public health investigations are underway to determine the source of transmission for all new cases. Of the 2,908 reported cases, 666 are considered active. A total of 2,217 people have recovered.
Twenty people are in hospital. Fourteen people are receiving inpatient care; four in the North zone, nine in the Saskatoon zone and one in the Regina zone. Six people are in intensive care; one in the North Central zone, four in Saskatoon and one in Regina.
Of the 2,908 cases in the province:
Overall in Saskatchewan to date:
To date, 256,082 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of October 26, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 172,989 people tested per million population. The national rate was 258,118 people tested per million population.
Yesterday, 2,410 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan.
*Please note that the reported 3,434 performed tests on October 27 was subsequently adjusted to 3,431. This is still the highest daily number of tests performed to date. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Members of the Public
If you are going to participate in Halloween activities, do so safely. Don’t attend or host large events that exceed gathering size limits under current public health orders or Reopen Saskatchewan Guidelines. This includes house parties and public events. At this time it is strongly recommended that if people are going to a nightclub/bar/pub/licensed establishment, they visit one location only. Pub crawls are not recommended.
Individuals attending private gatherings that exceed the capacity limits in the current Public Health Order can be subject to a $2,000 fine.
For guidelines regarding Halloween Trick-or-Treating (including door-to-door and Mall/Retail Trick-or-Treating) Haunted Houses and Pumpkin Patches, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-halloween.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority has identified multiple outbreaks associated with night clubs in Saskatoon. The need to restrict activities in these establishments is necessary to prevent ongoing transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
A new Public Health Order (PHO) will be posted today, and will come into effect on Friday, October 30.
For nightclubs in the City of Saskatoon, enhancements include:
The order will also require all nightclubs in Saskatchewan to adhere to the following guidelines:
Recommended for all establishments in Saskatchewan:
If there is conflict between the Re-Open Saskatchewan Guidelines and the Public Health Order conflict, the requirements under the Public Health Order are to be followed. Owners/event planners/hosts are encouraged to reach out to the Business Response Team for advice if they have further questions.
Business Response Team:
Establishments that serve liquor in Saskatoon and across the province are urged to remain vigilant in their compliance with the Public Health Order and the Reopen Saskatchewan Guidelines.
REMINDER: Activities that do not follow public health orders or Reopen Saskatchewan Guidelines have been shown to be possible “superspreaders” and hosts/businesses can be fined under the Public Health Act.
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.
For more information, contact:
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