15 new cases of COVID-19, provincial total at 1,445


Thirteen people are hospitalized. Seven people receive hospital care; three in Saskatoon, one in Regina, two in the Southwest region and one in the South Central. Six people are in intensive care; four in Saskatoon, one in the North Central region and one in the Southwest.Of the 1,445 cases in the province, 206 cases are travelers, 720 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 389 have no known exposure and 130 are under public health investigation local.

Overall, in Saskatchewan, 64 cases are health care workers; however, the source of infections may not be health care related in all cases.

In Saskatchewan, 352 cases originate from the extreme north (346 extreme northwest, 0 extreme north-central, 6 extreme northeast), 329 cases originate from the southern zone (156 southwest, 162 central south, 11 south -est), 231 cases are from the northern zone (100 northwest, 66 central north, 65 northeast), 224 cases are from the Saskatoon area, 190 cases are from the central zone (160 central west, 30 central -est) and 118 cases are from the Regina area.

A total of 229 cases involve people 19 and under, while the rest are adults.

In the province, 458 cases are aged 20 to 39; 456 are aged 40 to 59; 248 are between 60 and 79 years old; and 54 are in the 80 plus range.

Fifty percent of cases are women and 50 percent are men.

To date, 20 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported.

To date, 111,748 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. As of August 7, 2020, while other provincial and national data were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 80,706 people tested per million population. The national rate was 117,162 people tested per million population.

Yesterday 1,945 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Health Authority Health Caution

Over the past few days, the Saskatchewan Health Authority has issued several advisory notices for Regina and Saskatoon. Residents can find more details on specific notices at https://www.saskhealthauthority.ca.

Everyone should continue to take steps to stop the spread of COVID-19, including:

• Adopt proper etiquette for coughing and sneezing (in a tissue or in the bend of your elbow);

• Wash your hands often with soap and water; if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth;

• Stay home if you are sick; and

• Practice physical distance.

You should always know who you have been in contact with in the past two weeks. If you test positive for COVID-19, these are the people who will need to be contacted by public health.

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