Two additional deaths, 90 new cases of Covid-19 in Saskatchewan June 8
1,053 active cases, 104 in hospital, 18 in intensive care
June 8, 2021, 1:38 pm
Daily COVID-19 Statistics
There are 90 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on June 8, bringing the provincial total to 47,517 cases.
There are 3 active cases in Central East 5, including the Esterhazy and Melville areas
There are 32 active cases in South East 2, including the Moosomin, Rocanville, Whitewood and Kipling areas.
There are 21 active cases in South East 4, including the Redvers, Carlyle, and Estevan areas.
The new cases are located in the following zones: Far North West, 4; Far North East, 4; North West, 15; North Central, 15; North East, 7; Saskatoon, 14; Central West, 4; Central East, 1; Regina, 16; and South Central, 3; South East, 5; and two cases are pending residence information. Eight cases with pending residence information have been assigned to the North West, 7; and Regina, 1; zones.
Two new deaths were reported today, both in the 80+ age group. One death was reported in the North Central Zone. The other death was reported in the North West zone.
Recoveries total 45,913 and 1,053 cases are considered active.
There are 104 people in hospital. Eighty-six people are receiving inpatient care: Far North West, 1; North West, 13; North Central, 5; Saskatoon, 26; Central East, 4; Regina, 30; South West, 2; South Central, 4; and South East; 1. Eighteen people are in intensive care, including one out-of-province transfer from Manitoba: North West, 1; North Central, 1; Saskatoon, 8; Central East, 2; and Regina, 6.
The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number is 97 (7.9 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 1,643 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on June 7, 2021.
To date, 877,438 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of June 6, 2021, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 738,852 tests performed per million population. The national rate was 929,275.
As of June 7, 11,347 variants of concern have been identified by screening in Saskatchewan, reported in the following zones: Far North West, 268; Far North Central, 1; Far North East, 69; North West, 693; North Central, 522; North East, 71; Saskatoon, 1,893; Central West, 116; Central East, 619; Regina, 4,709; South West, 388; South Central, 829; and South East, 1,103. There are 66 screened VOCs with residence pending.
New lineage results were reported for 128 VOC today. Of the 6,115 VOCs with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing in Saskatchewan, 5,866 are B.18.104.22.168 (UK), 194 are P.1 (Brazilian), 45 are B.1.617 (Indian) and 10 are B.1.351 (SA).
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.
It may not be allergies or a spring cold. Get tested for COVID-19.
Fever? Cough and headache? Fatigued or experiencing shortness of breath? Do not "tough it out" or assume it's spring allergies. Stay home and seek a COVID-19 test. Testing remains one of the most important tools to limiting the spread of COVID-19 in your community. Even if you have been recently vaccinated, it can take up to three weeks for your immune system to respond. Vaccines are not a cure preventing all possible transmission and you remain at risk of contracting COVID-19 during that time.
COVID-19 testing is available to all residents. You can still receive a referral for COVID-19 testing through HealthLine 811 or a health care provider, and drive-thru testing sites are available without a referral seven days a week in Regina, Saskatoon, Yorkton and Prince Albert. Information on symptoms to watch for and how to get tested is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-testing.
Step One of Saskatchewan's Re-Opening Roadmap is Underway
Step One of Saskatchewan's Re-Opening Roadmap is underway and public health orders have been updated. Details on the Re-Opening Roadmap can be viewed at https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/saskatchewans-re-opening-roadmap.
Reminder: while the restrictions being lifted are no longer mandatory, many are still recommended. Older persons and those with increased risk factors may wish to wait until two weeks after receiving a second dose before attending gatherings. Transmission is generally less likely outdoors than indoors.
Step Two of Saskatchewan's Re-Opening Roadmap is scheduled to begin on June 20. If we continue to remain diligent and observe public health measures, we will reach our goal of re-opening our province in the coming weeks.
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.