57 new cases of COVID-19; majority in people aged 0-39

Henrietta Brewer
October 24, 2020

The total number of cases comprises 1,182 community contacts, 653 cases without a known exposure, 327 travellers and 277 cases that remain under investigation.

There have been 82 cases involving health-care workers in Saskatchewan. The province declared outbreaks at The Longbranch on October 16 and Divas Nightclub on October 18.

Saskatoon's new cases continue to be primarily linked with outbreaks at local nightclubs.

Saskatchewan reported 57 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

The provincial total to date is 2,496 cases.

There were 15 new recoveries reported on Wednesday.

Seventeen people are in hospital. The province's per capita rate was 162,549 people tested per million population as of Monday.

As of Wednesday, 238,013 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan.

So far, there have been 525 cases from the Saskatoon area, 472 from the south zone (227 southwest, 210 south-central, 35 southeast), 421 from the north (153 northwest, 177 north-central, 91 northeast), 414 in the far north (371 far northwest, 43 far northeast), 338 from the central zone (193 central-west, 145 central-east) and 269 in the Regina region.

There are 15 people receiving inpatient care in hospital, with seven in the Saskatoon area, five in the north-central zone, two in the Regina region and one in the central-east area.

On Tuesday evening, the Saskatchewan Health Authority announced that all visits to residents of long-term care homes and other health facilities in Saskatoon will be limited to compassionate reasons only to prevent COVID-19 from entering those spaces.

There are 463 cases involving people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.

Shahab has not clearly said where the threshold for restrictions on businesses and workspaces is, but said Tuesday that a rate of 60 cases per day - or roughly 5 per 100,000 residents of the province - would be a clear red flag.

Other reports by iNewsToday