There are five new cases of COVID-19 to report on July 9, bringing the total to 813 cases. Two of the new cases are in the South, one new case is in the Saskatoon region, one is in the Far North and one is in the Central region.
Of the 813 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 48 are considered active. A total of 750 people have recovered.
Five people are in hospital. Two individuals are receiving inpatient care in the North and two in Saskatoon. One person is in intensive care in Saskatoon.
Of the 813 cases in the province, 168 cases are travellers; 484 are community contacts (including mass gatherings); 114 have no known exposures; 47 are under investigation by local public health, and 55 cases are health care workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to health care in all instances.
By region, 339 of the cases are from the Far North, 192 are from the Saskatoon area, 120 from the North, 80 from the Regina area, 68 from the South and 14 from the Central region.
Broken down by age category, 118 cases involve people 19 years of age and under; 284 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 254 are in the 40-59 age range; 136 are in the 60-79 age range; and 21 are in the 80-plus range.
About 51 per cent of the cases are females and 49 per cent are males. Fifteen deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.
To date, 71,757 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of July 7, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 52,912 people tested per million population. The national rate was 81,282 people tested per million population.
Saskatchewan Health Authority Advisory – Prince Albert Area
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is alerting individuals travelling to and from, and living in, Prince Albert and area of an increase in COVID-19 illnesses in the community. As a result, visitation will be restricted at Victoria Hospital and long-term care homes, including Herb Bassett Home, Pineview Terrace and Mont St. Joseph Home.
More information can be found at https://www.saskhealthauthority.ca/news/releases/Pages/2020/July/Increase-cluster-of-COVID-19-cases-in-Prince-Albert-area.aspx.
Testing for COVID-19 is available to anyone currently working outside the home or anyone returning to work as part of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan.
Testing is also available to those being admitted to acute care for more than 24 hours, including expectant mothers, and to immune-compromised individuals and their health care providers.
If you are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, headaches, aches and pains, sore throat, chills, runny nose or a loss of your sense of taste or smell, contact HealthLine 811 or your family physician for advice on whether you should be tested for COVID-19. You can also take the online self-assessment at www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.
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.