13 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Saskatchewan
April 3, 2020, 7:39 am
As of April 2, Saskatchewan has 13 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the provincial total to 206. Currently, there are four people in hospital in the province.
Two people are receiving inpatient care in Saskatoon, while two people are currently in intensive care – one in Regina and one in Saskatoon. Six more people have recovered from COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, bringing the provincial total to 36.
Of the 206 cases in the province:
• 96 cases are travellers.
• 44 are community contacts (mass gatherings included).
• 10 have no known exposures.
• 56 are under investigation by local public health.
Overall in Saskatchewan:
• One hundred and three of the cases are from the Saskatoon area, 44 from the Regina area, 38 from the north, nine from the central region, nine from the south and three from the far north.
• Six cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.
• Ninety-three cases are in the 20-44 age range; 74 are in the 45-64 age range; and 33 are in the 65-plus range.
• Fifty-five per cent of the cases are males and 45 per cent are females.
• Three deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.
To date, 11,395 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the province. Saskatchewan continues to have the second highest rate of testing per capita among the provinces.
Case surveillance and testing information, including regional locations of confirmed/presumptive cases is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.
Public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.
Small Group Gatherings
Under the current public health order, all private and public gatherings – inside and outside – are limited to a maximum of 10 people. As a general rule, however, you should not have anyone visit your home at this time who does not live at your residence.
Instead, connect with friends and family safely via video, phone or social media as much as possible to maintain your social connections and mental health. If it’s essential to have a small gathering of no more than 10 people, everyone at the gathering must be able to maintain the required two-metre distance between them.
Handing things back and forth is a common route of transmission in social settings. Even when doing outdoor activities like riding a bike or going for a walk, do not hand items back and forth between people not from the same household.