There are 36 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan, as of Oct. 17.
The new cases are located in the Saskatoon (10), Far North East (6), North Central (6), Regina (4), North West (3), North East (3), Central West (1), Central East (1), and South East (1) zones.
One case has a pending residence location.
There are now 2,306 reported cases, including 326 active cases.
The most recent summary data available indicates that 79 individuals in multiple communities have tested positive for COVID-19 are linked to the Gospel Worship event in Prince Albert, including case contacts of attendees. The SHA says at least 250 contacts have been part of the contact investigation relative to this superspreader event.
Eleven people are in hospital. Nine people are receiving inpatient care — five in the Saskatoon zone, three 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.
Nine more people have recovered, increasing the provincial total to 1,955 recoveries.
Of the 2,306 cases in the province to date:
- 323 cases are travellers;
- 1,125 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
- 634 have no known exposures; and
- 224 are under investigation by local public health.
On a regional level:
- 479 cases are from the Saskatoon area;
- 469 cases are from the south area (226 south west, 209 south central, 34 south east);
- 403 cases are from the far north area (365 far north west, 0 far north central, 38 far north east);
- 375 cases are from the north area (144 north west, 148 north central, 83 north east);
- 327 cases are from the central area (189 central west, 138 central east); and
- 252 cases are from the Regina area.
Twenty-five deaths have been reported to date.
A total of 227,964 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. Yesterday, 2,432 COVID-19 tests were performed.