One additional death, 57 new cases of Covid-19 in Saskatchewan June 9

938 active cases, 109 in hospital, 20 in intensive care

June 9, 2021, 1:54 pm


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Daily COVID-19 Statistics
There are 57 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on June 9, bringing the provincial total to 47,574 cases.

There are 0 active cases in Central East 5, including the Esterhazy and Melville areas

There are 25 active cases in South East 2, including the Moosomin, Rocanville, Whitewood and Kipling areas.

There are 15 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, 1; Far North East, 4; North West, 5; North Central, 3; North East, 2; Saskatoon, 21; Central West, 1; Central East, 6; Regina, 12; and South Central, 1; and one case is pending residence information. Five cases with pending residence information have been assigned to the North Central, 4; and North West, 1; zones.

One new death is being reported today in the 50 to 59 age group in the Central West zone.

Recoveries total 46,084 and 938 cases are considered active, marking the first time since November 7, 2020 that Saskatchewan is reporting fewer than 1,000 active cases.

There are 109 people in hospital. Eighty-nine people are receiving inpatient care: Far North West, 1; North West, 13; North Central, 4; Saskatoon, 29; Central East, 5; Regina, 31; South West, 1; South Central, 4; and South East; 1. Twenty people are in intensive care, including one out-of-province transfer from Manitoba: North West, 1; North Central, 4; Saskatoon, 8; Central East, 1; Regina, 5; and South West, 1.

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number is 87 (7.1 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 2,203 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on June 8, 2021.

To date, 879,641 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of June 7, 2021, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 740,246 tests performed per million population. The national rate was 930,513.

Starting today, the Ministry of Health will begin reporting COVID-19 variants of concern according to the latest designations approved by the World Health Organization and aligns with the designations being used by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

VOC Type - former designation
VOC Type - current designation
B.1.1.7/UK
Alpha (B.1.1.7)
B.1.351/Brazil
Beta (B.1.351)
P.1/Brazil
Gamma (P.1)
B.1.617.2/India
Delta (B.1.617.2)

As of June 8, 11,463 variants of concern have been identified by screening in Saskatchewan, reported in the following zones: Far North West, 273; Far North Central, 1; Far North East, 73; North West, 706; North Central, 533; North East, 75; Saskatoon, 1,952; Central West, 117; Central East, 625; Regina, 4,718; South West, 388; South Central, 832; and South East, 1,103. There are 67 screened VOCs with residence pending.

No new lineage results were reported for Variants of Concern today. Of the 6,115 VOCs with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing in Saskatchewan, 5,866 are Alpha (B.1.1.7), 194 are Gamma (P.1), 45 are Delta (B.1.617.2) and 10 are Beta (B.1.351).

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.


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