SK records highest daily number of COVID-19 cases as 66 are announced; active case count close to 400

The COVID-19 numbers in Saskatchewan continue to surge upward.

On Monday, 66 new cases were announced which is the highest one-day total since July 22 when there were 60 cases.

The new cases are located in the Far North West (3), Far North East (3), North West (4), North Central (17), North East (1), Saskatoon (25), Central West (2), Central East (2), Regina (8) and South West (1) zones.

Public health investigations are underway to determine the source of transmission for all new cases. Saskatoon’s cases are primarily linked with outbreaks at local bars/nightclubs and additional cases are expected to be reported in the coming days.

The Gospel Worship event in Prince Albert has been connected to 86 first and second generation cases in 17 different communities in the province. Many of the newer cases and outbreaks arising in the north are now third generation cases from this event. Public health’s contact investigation is an estimated 450 contacts.

10 new recoveries have been announced meaning the active case total sits at 398.

Eighteen people are in hospital. Sixteen people are receiving inpatient care; seven in the Saskatoon zone, two in the Regina zone, five in the North Central zone, one in the Central East and one in the South East zone. Two people are in intensive care, one in Saskatoon and one in Regina.

2,288 tests were performed on Sunday bringing the provincial total to 233, 017.

Expansion of COVID-19 Testing Drive Thru in Regina

Hours for the Regina drive thru testing site have been expanded to seven days a week starting October 19. Please note that appointment-based testing remains available seven days a week in Regina for those requiring this service.

Regina – International Trade Centre at Evraz Place – Hall C, 1700 Elphinstone Street
Sunday to Saturday – 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saskatoon – 3630 Thatcher Avenue
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – 12 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays – 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A valid Saskatchewan Health Card will be required for each person getting tested. A Canadian Armed Forces number or Interim Federal Health identification will also be accepted. Individuals from out of province will require a valid provincial health card from their province of residence.

You will be required to wear a mask during the registration process.

The drive-thru sites will be first come, first served so there may be some wait times. You must wait in your vehicle. There are no public washrooms available at these sites.

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