Two additional deaths, 189 new cases of Covid-19 in Saskatchewan May 4

2,305 active cases, 174 in hospital, 41 in intensive care

May 4, 2021, 2:10 pm


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Daily COVID-19 Statistics
There are 189 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on May 4, bringing the provincial total to 42,006 cases. Twelve cases tested out-of-province have been added to the following zones: North Central, 1; North East, 1; Regina, 1; Saskatoon, 5; South Central, 1; and 3 cases are pending residence information.

There are 22 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 74 active cases in South East 4, including the Redvers, Carlyle, and Estevan areas.

Two new deaths are reported today. One death was reported in the 70-79 age group from the Far North West. One death occurred in February but is being reported today in the 19 and under age group from the North West zone; this death is being reported upon the completion of an investigation that determined the cause to be COVID-19. One death with pending residence has been deemed out-of-province and removed from the counts.

The new cases are located in the following zones: Far North West, 7; North West, 27; North Central, 6; North East, 2; Saskatoon, 81; Central West, 3; Central East, 10; Regina, 24; South West, 8; South Central, 7; and South East, 8. Six new cases are pending residence information. Twenty-three cases pending residence information have been assigned to the following zones: Central East, 1; North West, 7; South Central, 1; and Regina, 14.

Recoveries total 39,202 and 2,305 cases are considered active.

There are 174 people in hospital. One hundred and thirty-three people are receiving inpatient care: Far North East, 1; North West, 7; North Central, 3; North East, 2; Saskatoon, 54; Central East, 3; Regina, 52; South West, 2; South Central, 4; and South East, 5. Forty-one people are in intensive care: North Central, 1; Saskatoon, 14; Central East, 2; Regina, 23; and South Central, 1.

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number is 226 (18.4 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 2,515 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on May 3, 2021.

To date, 782,870 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of May 2, 2021, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 657,903 tests performed per million population. The national rate was 839,302.

As of May 3, 7,417 variants of concern have been identified by screening in Saskatchewan, reported in the following zones: Far North West, 141; Far North East, 2; North West, 236; North Central, 145; North East, 28; Saskatoon, 867; Central West, 87; Central East, 309; Regina, 3,983; South West, 219; South Central, 553; and South East, 744. There are 103 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 1,678 (67 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.

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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