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Eight new cases of Covid-19 in Saskatchewan September 6

September 6, 2020, 4:28 pm


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There are eight new cases of Covid-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Sunday, September 6, bringing the total to 1,651 reported cases. The new cases are located in the North West (1), Saskatoon (3), Central East (2), Regina (1) and South East (1) zones.

Of the 1,651 reported cases, 48 are considered active. A total of 1,579 people have recovered.

One person is in hospital in intensive care in Saskatoon.

One of the new cases is in Central East 5, which now has two active cases of Covid-19. The communities in Central East 5 include: Atwater, Bangor, Bird's Point, Bredenbury, Churchbridge, Dubuc, Duff, Esterhazy, Fenwood, Gerald, Goodeve, Grayson, Hubbard, Ituna, Killaly, Langenburg, Lemberg, MacNutt, Melville, Melville Beach, Neudorf, Saltcoats, Spy Hill, Tantallon, Waldron, West End, Yarbo.

Another of the new cases is in South East 2. South East 2 includes the communities of Broadview, Fairlight, Fleming, Kennedy, Kenossee Lake, Kipling, Maryfield, Moosomin, Rocanville, Wapella, Wawota, Welwyn, Whitewood.

Of the 1,651 cases in the province:
• 251 cases are travellers;
• 834 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
• 488 have no known exposures; and
• 78 are under investigation by local public health

Overall in Saskatchewan:
• 66 cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.
• 276 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults. 535 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 502 are in the 40-59 age range; 280 are in the 60-79 age range; and 58 are in the 80-plus range.
• 51 per cent of the cases are females and 49 per cent are males.
• 24 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.
• There are:
o 424 cases from the south area (217 south west, 195 south central, 12 south east)
o 353 cases from the far north area (347 far north west, 6 far north east)
o 273 cases from the Saskatoon area
o 268 cases from the north area (131 north west, 71 north central, 66 north east)
o 200 cases from the central area (164 central west, 36 central east)
o 133 cases from the Regina area

To date, 148,876 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of September 4, 2020, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 105,789 people tested per million population. The national rate was 152,592 people tested per million population.

Yesterday, 2,081 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan.

COVID-19 Testing

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 or your physician’s office if you are experiencing worsening symptoms. If you require urgent care, call 911.

Drive-through testing sites that do not require a referral will open September 8 in Regina and September 10 in Saskatoon. This is in addition to the testing and assessment centres currently open.

Regina - Open as of Tuesday, September 8
International Trade Centre at Evraz Place - Hall C, 1700 Elphinstone Street
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 4 pm – 8 pm
Saturdays - 8 am – 4 pm

Saskatoon - Open as of Thursday, September 10
3630 Thatcher Avenue
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 12 pm - 7:15 pm
Saturdays and Sundays - 8:30 am - 4 pm

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-through 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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