One additional death, 77 new cases of Covid-19 in Saskatchewan June 10

902 active cases, 101 in hospital, 19 in intensive care

June 10, 2021, 2:37 pm


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Daily COVID-19 Statistics
There are 77 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on June 10, bringing the provincial total to 47,668 cases.

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

There are 31 active cases in South East 2, including the Moosomin, Rocanville, Whitewood and Kipling areas.

There are 11 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, 9; Far North East, 1; North West, 8; North Central, 10; Saskatoon, 18; Central East, 1; Regina, 8; South West, 2; South Central, 12; and South East, 7. One case is pending residence information. Eight cases with pending residence information have been assigned to the following zones: Far North West, 1; North West, 1; North Central, 2; and Regina, 4.

Eighteen cases who tested out of province were added: North Central, 1; Saskatoon, 7; Central West, 1; Regina, 8; and one case with pending resident information. One case in the South Central zone was found not to be a Saskatchewan resident and removed from case counts.

One new death is being reported today in the 70 to 79 age group in the Central East zone.

Recoveries total 46,213 and 902 cases are considered active.

There are 101 people in hospital. Eighty-two people are receiving inpatient care, including one patient from Manitoba: Far North West, 1; North West, 12; North Central, 5; Saskatoon, 26; Central East, 4; Regina, 29; South West, 1; South Central, 3; and South East; 1. Nineteen people are in intensive care: North West, 1; North Central, 4; Saskatoon, 8; Central East, 1; Regina, 4; and South West, 1.

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number is 79 (6.4 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 2,503 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on June 9, 2021.

To date, 882,144 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of June 8, 2021, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 742,115 tests performed per million population. The national rate was 932,055.

The Ministry of Health is now 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
B.1.1.7/UK
VOC Type - current designation
Alpha (B.1.1.7)




VOC Type - former designation
B.1.351/Brazil
VOC Type - current designation
Beta (B.1.351)




VOC Type - former designation
P.1/Brazil
VOC Type - current designation
Gamma (P.1)




VOC Type - former designation
B.1.617.2/India
VOC Type - current designation
Delta (B.1.617.2)





As of June 9, 11,504 variants of concern have been identified by screening in Saskatchewan, reported in the following zones: Far North West, 274; Far North Central, 1; Far North East, 74; North West, 715; North Central, 536; North East, 75; Saskatoon, 1,965; Central West, 120; Central East, 626; Regina, 4,721; South West, 388; South Central, 839; 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.

Re-Open Saskatchewan - Places of Worship
The capacity limits for graveside services have increased from 30 to 150 as part of Step One of Saskatchewan's Re-Opening Roadmap.

Full details on the COVID-19 guidelines for Places of Worship can be found at www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/re-open-saskatchewan-plan/guidelines/places-of-worship-guidelines.

Re-Open Saskatchewan - Recreation Guidelines
Warm sunny weather means outdoor pools are now open. Capacity limits now match the outdoor gathering limits of 150. The capacity for indoor aquatic centres remains at 100.

Full details on the COVID-19 guidelines for Recreation can be found at www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/re-open-saskatchewan-plan/guidelines/outdoor-recreation-guidelines.

Re-Open Saskatchewan - Temporary Food Vendor Guidelines
Food trucks and beer gardens will be emerging over the summer months. The gathering numbers for temporary food vendors are limited to 150 outdoors and 30 indoors. Full details on the COVID-19 guidelines for Temporary Food Vendors can be found at www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/re-open-saskatchewan-plan/guidelines/copy-of-temporary-food-vendor-guidelines.

Enforcing Public Health Measures
Public health orders are enforced by public health inspectors, the Ministry of Health enforcement team and police agencies. If compliance cannot be achieved through education, enforcement can include the issuance of tickets or the laying of charges.

For the week of June 7, the Ministry of Health enforcement team has so far issued an individual ticket for $2,800 for failure to comply with a public health order for failure to wear a mask in an indoor public setting. Note that under The Health Information Protection Act, the Ministry of Health cannot disclose the names of individuals who have received fines.

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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