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Released on September 20, 2020
There are 20 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on September 20, bringing the total to 1,807 reported cases. The new cases are located in the Saskatoon (7), Regina (10) and South East (2) zones. The location of one case is pending.
The seven new cases reported today in the Saskatoon area are associated with the workplace outbreak previously identified at Brandt Industries. To date, there have been 14 cases linked to the workplace.
Of the 1,807 reported cases, 140 are considered active. A total of 1,643 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 27 of the 140 current active cases are from communal living settings.
Of the 1,807 cases in the province to date:
Overall in Saskatchewan to date:
To date, 171,945 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of September 18, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers are available from Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 121,091 people tested per million population. The national rate was 174,362 people tested per million population.
Yesterday, 2,426 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan.
COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Expansion in Regina
Drive-through testing will now be available in Regina on Wednesdays.
Regina - International Trade Centre at Evraz Place - Hall C, 1700 Elphinstone Street
Tuesdays, Wednesdays 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.
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.
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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