Three additional deaths, 207 new cases of Covid-19 in Saskatchewan May 3

2,397 active cases, 174 in hospital, 39 in intensive care

May 3, 2021, 2:38 pm


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Daily COVID-19 Statistics
There are 207 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on May 3, bringing the provincial total to 41,806 cases.

There are 25 active cases in Central East 5, including the Esterhazy and Melville areas

There are 21 active cases in South East 2, including the Moosomin, Rocanville, Whitewood and Kipling areas.

There are 73 active cases in South East 4, including the Redvers, Carlyle, and Estevan areas.

Three new deaths are reported today in the following groups: one death in the 70-79 age group from Regina; and two deaths in 80+ age group from the North Central and Saskatoon zones.

The new cases are located in the following zones: Far North West, 11; North West, 11; North Central, 31; North East, 8; Saskatoon, 29; Central West, 1; Central East, 12; Regina, 64; South West, 5; South Central, 16; and South East, 4. Fifteen new cases are pending residence information. Two cases pending residence information have been assigned to the North Central zone.

Recoveries total 38,911 and 2,397 cases are considered active.

There are 174 people in hospital. One hundred and thirty-five people are receiving inpatient care: Far North East, 1; North West, 5; North Central, 3; Saskatoon, 54; Central East, 6; Regina, 58; South West, 1; South Central, 3; and South East, 4. Thirty-nine people are in intensive care: North Central, 1; Saskatoon, 14; Central East, 2; Regina, 21; and South Central, 1.

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number is 230 (18.8 new cases per 100,000). A chart comparing today's average to data collected over the past few months is available at https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness/covid-19/seven-day-average-of-new-covid-cases.

There were 3,358 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on May 2, 2021.

To date, 780,355 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of May 1, 2021, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 655,054 tests performed per million population. The national rate was 835,587.

As of May 2, 7,296 variants of concern have been identified by screening in Saskatchewan, reported in the following zones: Far North West, 143; Far North East, 3; North West, 223; North Central, 148; North East, 29; Saskatoon, 835; Central West, 86; Central East, 327; Regina, 3,878; South West, 215; South Central, 553; and South East, 750. There are 106 screened VOCs with residence pending.

There are no new lineage results reported today. Of the 2,522 VOCs with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing in Saskatchewan, 2,491 are B.1.1.1.7 (UK), 22 are P.1 (Brazilian) and nine are B.1.351 (SA). The Regina zone accounts for 1,662 (66 per cent) of the VOC cases with confirmed lineage reported in Saskatchewan.

Please note that these VOCs may have been initially identified by means other than screening (i.e. selection for whole genome sequencing without screening). 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 health care 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
Due to increased COVID-19 transmission risk throughout the province, the Chief Medical Health Officer has extended all current provincial public health orders until May 10, 2021. The orders will be reviewed at that time. Full details on current public health measures can be found at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-measures.

All residents are 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. Work from home if you are able to do so.

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/covid19-testing.

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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