Released on September 19, 2020
There are 11 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on September 19, bringing the total to 1,787 reported cases. The new cases are located in the Saskatoon (2), Central West (1), Central East (1), Regina (5) and South Central (2) zones.
Both of the new cases reported today in Saskatoon are linked to the outbreak at Brandt Industries. Initial public health investigations suggest this outbreak is linked to out-of-province travel.
Of the 1,787 reported cases, 121 are considered active. A total of 1,642 people have recovered.
A total of 10 people are in hospital. Nine people are receiving inpatient care; seven of those are in Saskatoon, one is in Regina and one is in the South Central zone. One person is in intensive care in Saskatoon.
Investigations completed thus far have found that 25 of the 121 current active cases are from communal living settings.
Of the 1,787 cases in the province to date:
Overall in Saskatchewan to date:
To date, 169,519 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of September 17, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers are available from Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 119,145 people tested per million population. The national rate was 172,650 people tested per million population.
Yesterday, 2,873 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan. This is the highest daily number of tests performed to date. The previous highest was 2,129 tests performed on August 6.
COVID-19 testing is now available to anyone who requests it, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not. A referral for testing can be made by contacting HealthLine 811, your physician or nurse practitioner if you are experiencing worsening symptoms. If you require urgent care, call 911.
Priority testing is available for those who are symptomatic, health care workers and first responders, teachers and school staff.
If you are asymptomatic and planning to travel but require a test, please allow a minimum of seven days from the date of your test through to notification of results. You can also view your results directly on MySaskHealthRecord.
Drive-through testing sites that do not require a referral are operating in Regina and Saskatoon. This is in addition to the testing and assessment centres currently open.
Regina - International Trade Centre at Evraz Place - Hall C, 1700 Elphinstone Street
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturdays - 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saskatoon - 3630 Thatcher Avenue
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 12 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays - 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
A valid Saskatchewan Health Card will be required for each person getting tested. A Canadian Armed Forces number or Interim Federal Health identification will also be accepted. You will be required to wear a mask during the registration process.
The drive-thru sites will be first come, first served so there may be some wait times. You must wait in your vehicle. There are no public washrooms available at these sites.
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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