No additional deaths, 243 new cases of Covid-19 in Saskatchewan April 19

2,626 active cases, 200 in hospital, 43 in intensive care

April 19, 2021, 2:05 pm


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Daily COVID-19 Statistics
There are 243 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on April 19, bringing the provincial total to 38,401 cases. Four cases with pending residence information were assigned to the North West (3) and North Central (1) zones. Three cases found to be out-of-province residents were removed from the Saskatoon (2) and pending residence (1) totals. One (1) case not previously reported was added to the Saskatoon zone.

There are 30 active cases in Central East 5, including the Esterhazy and Melville areas

There are 33 active cases in South East 2, including the Moosomin, Rocanville, Whitewood and Kipling areas.

There are 91 active cases in South East 4, including the Redvers, Carlyle, and Estevan areas.

The new cases are located in the Far North West (4), North West (27), North Central (3), Saskatoon (47), Central West (12), Central East (10), Regina (82), South West (9), South Central (17) and South East (22) zones. Ten (10) new cases have pending residence information.

There are a total of 35,310 recoveries and 2,626 cases are considered active.

Two hundred (200) people are in hospital. One hundred and fifty-seven (157) people are receiving inpatient care: Far North West (1), Far North East (1), North West (5), North Central (6), North East (1), Saskatoon (47), Central East (7), Regina (74), South West (1), South Central (6) and South East (8). Forty-three (43) people are in intensive care: North Central (1), Saskatoon (9), Central East (1), Regina (31) and South Central (1).

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number was 253 (20.6 new cases per 100,000). A chart comparing today's average to data collected over the past several months is available on the Government of Saskatchewan website at https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness/covid-19/seven-day-average-of-new-covid-cases.

There were 3,098 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on April 18, 2021.

To date, 731,589 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of April 17, 2021, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 613,901 tests performed per million population. The national rate was 786,935 tests performed per million population.

As of April 18, 4,833 variants of concern have been identified by screening in Saskatchewan, reported in the Far North West (35), Far North East (2), North West (84), North Central (59), North East (6), Saskatoon (462), Central West (67), Central East (180), Regina (2,919), South West (107), South Central (391) and South East (472) zones. There are 49 cases with residence pending.

There are zero (0) new lineage results reported today. Of the 1,918 VOCs with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing in Saskatchewan, 1,909 are B.1.1.1.7 (UK) and nine are B.1.351 (SA). The Regina zone accounts for 1,413 (74 per cent) of the VOC cases with confirmed lineage reported in Saskatchewan.

Please note that these VOCs may have been initially identified via means other than screening (i.e. selection for whole genome sequencing without screening) and that whole genome sequencing results to identify lineage are included in the screening results.

Confirmed variant of concern cases may appear in both columns on the website, depending on testing for that case. Adding the cases identified by screening and those that have received whole genome sequencing may result in double-counting individual cases.

Further statistics on the total number of cases among healthcare workers, breakdowns of total cases by source of infection, age, sex and region, total tests to date, per capita testing rate and current numbers of confirmed variants of concern can be found at http://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-cases.

Public Health Measures
Full details on current public health measures, including the additional measures in effect for Regina and area, can be found at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-measures. These Public Health Order measures are in effect until April 26 and will be reviewed at that time.

Residents are also urged to adhere to best personal protective measures:
Wear your mask in all public places including all workplaces
Wash non-medical masks daily
Maintain physical distancing
Wash your hands frequently

Reduce activities outside of your home. Order take-out or curbside pick-up. If you are able to work from home, work from home at this time.

Avoid all unnecessary travel throughout the province at this time
If you have any symptoms, stay home and arrange for a COVID-19 test. If anyone in your home has symptoms, the entire household should remain home until the test results are known. Testing information is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/testing-information.

Enforcing Public Health Measures
Enforcement of public health orders is permitted under The Public Health Act, 1994. Public health inspectors will be supported in their efforts to ticket violators quickly to ensure that businesses and events are brought into compliance as quickly as possible, in addition to the enforcement efforts that have been undertaken by police agencies throughout the province.

The week of April 12, Saskatchewan Health Authority public health inspectors issued a closure order to the Milden Hotel and Bar for failing to comply with COVID-19 guidelines, in accordance with The Public Health Act. The business must remain closed until it has been determined it is in compliance with COVID-19 measures.

For more information on the current public health measures or to see the Public Health Order, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-measures.

General COVID-19 Information
General public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.

Know your risk. Keep yourself and others safe: www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/about-covid-19/know-your-risk.


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