COVID-19 update: 40 new cases, none in the southeast

There are 40 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Oct. 16, bringing the total to 2,270 cases. There are six new cases located in the Far North West, seven in Far North East, one in North West, eight in North Central, seven in Saskatoon, one in Central West, two in Central East, seven in Regina and one in South Central zones.

Of the 2,270 reported cases, 299 are considered active. A total of 1,946 people have recovered.
Two cases that had been assigned to Central East (1) and Regina (1) were deemed to be out of province cases and were removed, bringing the total case number to 2,270 cases.  The remaining case with pending residence information has been assigned to Regina.
Twenty-three of today’s new cases have been linked to close contacts/gatherings.  Note that “superspreader” events are not limited to those who attended the event itself, but quickly transmit in local settings.  The most recent summary data available indicates that 79 individuals in multiple communities have tested positive for COVID-19 are linked to the Gospel Worship event in Prince Albert, including case contacts of attendees.  At least 250 contacts have been part of the contact investigation relative to this superspreader event.
Nine people are in hospital.  Seven people are receiving inpatient care; five in the Saskatoon zone, and two in the North Central zone.  Two people are in intensive care, one in Saskatoon and one in Regina.

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Of the 2,270 cases in the province to date:

  • 318 cases are travellers;
  • 1,101 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
  • 628 have no known exposures; and
  • 223 are under investigation by local public health.

Overall in Saskatchewan to date:

  • 78 cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.
  • 394 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.
  • 771 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 682 are in the 40-59 age range; 352 are in the 60-79 age range; and 71 are in the 80-plus range.
  • 51 per cent of the cases are females and 49 per cent are males.
  • 25 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.
  • There are:
    • 468 cases are from the south area (226 south west, 209 south central, 33 south east)
    • 469 cases are from the Saskatoon area
    • 397 cases are from the far north area (365 far north west, 0 far north central, 32 far north east)
    • 363 cases are from the north area (141 north west, 142 north central, 80 north east)
    • 325 cases are from the central area (188 central west, 137 central east)
    • 248 cases are from the Regina area

To date, 225,532 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan.  As of Oct. 14, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers are available from Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 155,189 people tested per million population. The national rate was 223,552 people tested per million population.
Yesterday, 2,568 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan.


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