Majority of Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 cases are a result of mass gatherings
Saskatchewan’s Provincial government reported 74 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the provincial total to date to 3,292 cases. The new cases are located in the Far North West (1), North West (5), North Central (22), North East (1), Saskatoon (18), Central West (1), Central East (1), and Regina (14) zones.
Eleven of cases reported today have pending residence locations. One case reported October 21 has been assigned to the North West zone.
Of the 3,292 reported cases, 858 are considered active. A total of 2,409 people have recovered.
Thirty-four people are in hospital. Twenty-seven people are receiving inpatient care; two in the North West, seven in the North Central, one in the North East, 11 in the Saskatoon and six in the Regina zone. Seven people are in intensive care; two in the North Central, four in Saskatoon and one in Regina.
Of the 3,292 cases in the province:
- 371 cases are travelers;
- 1,581 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
- 801 have no known exposures; and
- 539 are under investigation by local public health.
Overall in Saskatchewan to date:
- 101 cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.
- 661 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.
- 1,207 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 929 are in the 40-59 age range; 412 are in the 60-79 age range; and 83 are in the 80-plus range.
- 50 per cent of the cases are females and 50 per cent are males.
- 25 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.
- There are:
- 845 cases from the Saskatoon area
- 671 cases from the north area (204 north west, 328 north central, 139 north east)
- 504 cases from the south area (230 south west, 215 south central, 59 south east)
- 446 cases from the far north area (392 far north west, 0 far north central, 54 far north east)
- 428 cases from the Regina area
- 385 cases from the central area (197 central west, 188 central east)
- Total, 13 cases have pending residence location
To date, 268,166 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of October 29, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 176,818 people tested per million population. The national rate was 251,039 people tested per million population.
Yesterday, 2,363 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan. The province has seen a steady rise in COVID-19 cases, but nowhere near the levels of neighbouring province Manitoba.