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Source: Government of Saskatchewan

Released on October 4, 2020

There are five new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on October 4, bringing the total to 1,959 reported cases.  The new cases are located in the Saskatoon (1), Central East (1), Regina (1) and South East (2) zones.

Of the 1,959 reported cases, 153 are considered active.  A total of 1,782 people have recovered.

One person is in hospital in intensive care in Regina.

Of the 1,959 cases in the province to date:

  • 296 cases are travellers;
  • 965 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
  • 567 have no known exposures; and
  • 131 are under investigation by local public health.

Overall in Saskatchewan to date:

  • 74 cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.
  • 340 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.
  • 645 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 600 are in the 40-59 age range; 310 are in the 60-79 age range; and 64 are in the 80-plus range.
  • 51 per cent of the cases are females and 49 per cent are males.
  • 24 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.
  • There are:
    • 452 cases are from the south area (225 south west, 204 south central, 23 south east)
    • 403 cases are from the Saskatoon area
    • 359 cases are from the far north area (350 far north west, 0 far north central, 9 far north east)
    • 281 cases are from the north area (132 north west, 80 north central, 69 north east)
    • 273 cases are from the central area (176 central west, 97 central east)
    • 191 cases are from the Regina area

To date, 199,524 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan.  As of October 2, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers are available from Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 139,886 people tested per million population.  The national rate was 201,217 people tested per million population.

Yesterday, 1,419 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing is available to anyone who requests it.  A referral for testing can be made by contacting HealthLine 811, your physician or nurse practitioner.  If you require urgent care, call 911.

Note that testing is prioritized for symptomatic individuals.  Symptomatic patients in acute care and symptomatic and asymptomatic healthcare workers and first responders, residents in long term care or personal care homes, teachers and educational staff are also prioritized.

If you are symptomatic and call 811 to book a test, you will be booked for a test approximately 48 hours after the reported onset of symptoms.  Symptomatic Saskatchewan residents planning to attend a drive-thru site are asked to attend after experiencing symptoms for 48 hours.  Drive-through staff may advise symptomatic residents return at that 48 hour mark to ensure an accurate result.

If you are asymptomatic and planning to travel but require a test, please allow a minimum of seven days from the date of your test through to notification of results.  You can also view your results directly on MySaskHealthRecord.  Drive-through testing sites that do not require a referral are operating in Regina and Saskatoon.  This is in addition to the testing and assessment centres currently open.

Regina – International Trade Centre at Evraz Place – Hall C, 1700 Elphinstone Street
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturdays – 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saskatoon – 3630 Thatcher Avenue
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – 12 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays – 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A valid Saskatchewan Health Card will be required for each person getting tested.  A Canadian Armed Forces number or Interim Federal Health identification will also be accepted.  Individuals from out of province will require a valid provincial health card from their province of residence.

You will be required to wear a mask during the registration process.

The drive-thru sites will be first come, first served so there may be some wait times. You must wait in your vehicle. There are no public washrooms available at these sites.

General COVID-19 Information

General public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.

Find the most up-to-date version of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan at www.saskatchewan.ca/re-open.

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For more information, contact:

Health
Regina
Phone: 306-787-4083
Email: media@health.gov.sk.ca

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