There are 24 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan, as of Oct. 18.
The new cases are located in the North Central (8), Regina (6), Central East (3), Central West (2), Far North West (1), North West (1), Saskatoon (1), and South East (1) zones. One case location is pending.
There are now 2,330 reported cases, including 342 active cases.
Fourteen people are in hospital. Twelve people are receiving inpatient care — six in the Saskatoon zone, one in the Regina zone, four in the North Central zone, and one in the Central East zone. Two people are in intensive care — one in Saskatoon and one in Regina.
Eight more people have recovered, increasing the provincial total to 1,963 recoveries.
Of the 2,330 cases in the province to date:
- 323 cases are travellers;
- 1,137 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
- 636 have no known exposures; and
- 234 are under investigation by local public health.
On a regional level:
- 480 cases are from the Saskatoon area;
- 470 cases are from the south area (226 south west, 209 south central, 35 south east);
- 404 cases are from the far north area (366 far north west, 0 far north central, 38 far north east);
- 384 cases are from the north area (145 north west, 156 north central, 83 north east);
- 332 cases are from the central area (191 central west, 141 central east); and
- 258 cases are from the Regina area.
Twenty-five deaths have been reported to date.
A total of 230,729 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. Yesterday, 2,765 COVID-19 tests were performed.