There are 40 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan, as of Oct. 16.
The new cases are located in the North Central (8), Far North East (7), Saskatoon (7), Regina (7), Far North West (6), Central East (2), North West (1), Central West (1), and South Central (1) zones. The case in the South Central area is located in the South Central 2 sub-zone, which includes Moose Jaw and area.
There are now 2,270 reported cases, including 299 active cases.
Two cases that had been assigned to Central East and Regina were deemed to be out of province cases and were removed. The remaining case with pending residence information has been assigned to Regina.
Twenty-three of today’s new cases have been linked to close contacts/gatherings.
Nine people are in hospital. Seven people are receiving inpatient care — five in the Saskatoon zone and two in the North Central. Two people are in intensive care — one in Saskatoon and one in Regina.
Twelve more people have recovered, increasing the provincial total to 1,946 recoveries.
Of the 2,270 cases in the province to date:
- 318 cases are travellers;
- 1,101 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
- 628 have no known exposures; and
- 223 are under investigation by local public health.
On a regional level:
- 468 cases are from the south area (226 south west, 209 south central, 33 south east);
- 469 cases are from the Saskatoon area;
- 397 cases are from the far north area (365 far north west, 0 far north central, 32 far north east);
- 363 cases are from the north area (141 north west, 142 north central, 80 north east);
- 325 cases are from the central area (188 central west, 137 central east); and
- 248 cases are from the Regina area.
Twenty-five deaths have been reported to date.
A total of 225,532 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. Yesterday, 2,568 COVID-19 tests were performed.
For more information, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19. You can find the maps and the breakdown of cases by region on the government's website.