Seventy-eight new cases of COVID-19 reported in Sask. today

Seventeen are in hospital

There are 78 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Oct. 24, bringing the total to 2,669 cases. 

The new cases are located in the Far North West (3), Far North East (1), North West (2), North Central (11), North East (3), Saskatoon (33), Central East (3), Regina (21) and South East (1) zones.

Public health investigations are underway to determine the source of transmission for all new cases.  Of the 2,669 reported cases, 574 are considered active.  A total of 2,070 people have recovered.

To date, community transmission in Saskatoon is largely due to after-work socializing among young adults.  Forty-seven cases have been linked to the Longbranch Bar outbreak, 22 cases to Diva’s nightclub and 7 cases to Outlaws Country Rock Bar.  Transmission in Regina generally appears to be a result of close family contacts with known cases, rather than public social activities.

Twenty-one people are in hospital.  Seventeen people are receiving inpatient care; eight in the Saskatoon zone, one in the Regina zone, and eight in the North zone.  Four people are in intensive care; three in Saskatoon and one in Regina.

Of the 2,669 cases in the province:

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  • 342 cases are travelers;
  • 1,331 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
  • 694 have no known exposures; and
  • 302 are under investigation by local public health.

Overall in Saskatchewan to date:

  • 84 cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.
  • 507 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.
  • 942 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 770 are in the 40-59 age range; 372 are in the 60-79 age range; and 78 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:
    • 596 cases from the Saskatoon area
    • 492 cases from the north area (164 north west, 223 north central, 105 north east)
    • 481 cases from the south area (228 south west, 211 south central, 42 south east)
    • 429 cases from the far north area (378 far north west, 0 far north central, 51 far north east)
    • 355 cases from the central area (196 central west, 159 central east)
    • 314 cases from the Regina area
    • two cases with pending residence location

To date, 245,292 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan.  As of October 22, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 166,515 people tested per million population.  The national rate was 252,120 people tested per million population.

Yesterday, 2,792 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan.

COVID-19 Testing

A referral for testing can be made by contacting HealthLine 811, your physician or nurse practitioner.  If you require urgent care, call 911.

Further information on testing, including drive-thru testing locations, is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-testing.

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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