Nine new COVID cases in Saskatchewan, 21 more recoveries

There are 805 total cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan as of July 6, including two new cases reported on July 4, four new cases reported on July 5 and three new cases reported on July 6.

Three of the cases are in the Far North region, one is in the North region, one is in the Central region, two are in the Saskatoon area and two are in the South region. Detailed COVID-19 data for July 4, 5 and 6 is available at https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness.

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Of the 805 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 59 are considered active. A total of 732 people have recovered.

Four people are in hospital, three individuals are receiving inpatient care in the hospital; two in the North and one in Saskatoon. One person is in intensive care in Saskatoon.

Of the 805 cases in the province, 167 cases are travellers; 480 are community contacts (including mass gatherings); 113 have no known exposures; 45 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, 38 of the cases are from the Far North, 189 are from the Saskatoon area, 119 from the North, 80 from the Regina area, 66 from the South and 13 from the Central region.

Broken down by age categories, 116 cases involve people 19 years of age and under; 282 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 253 are in the 40-59 age range; 133 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. Fourteen deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.

To date, 69,890 COVID‐19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of July 4, 2020, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 51,755 people tested per million population. The national rate was 78,238 people tested per million population.

COVID-19 Testing

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.