As of May 22, 2020, Saskatchewan has five new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the provincial total to 627. Four of the new cases are in the Far North and one is in the South.
Of the 627 reported cases, 99 are considered active. Twelve more people have recovered, bringing the provincial total to 521.
There are currently five people in hospital – two are receiving inpatient care (one in Saskatoon and one in Regina) and three are in intensive care (all in Saskatoon).
Of the 627 cases in the province:
Overall in Saskatchewan:
To date, 42,843 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the province. As of May 20, 2020, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 32,979 people tested per million population, while the national rate was 36,637 people tested per million population.
Guidance for Re-Open Phase 3 Online
Following the May 21 announcement that Re-Open Saskatchewan Phase 3 would begin June 8, guidance for restaurants, fitness facilities and other businesses and services opening is now available www.saskatchewan.ca/re-open.
Guidance on Non-Medical Cloth Masks for the General Public
While the primary driver of COVID-19 transmission is by people who are symptomatic, there is evidence that some COVID-19 infected people who never develop symptoms or are not yet sick are able to transmit the virus.
The Public Health Agency of Canada now recommends wearing a non-medical cloth mask in community settings (even if you have no symptoms) where physical distancing is not possible or is unpredictable, such as on public transit or in grocery stores.
The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to continue to:
Further information on masks can be found on the Public Health Agency of Canada website at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks/about-non-medical-masks-face-coverings.html.
If you are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, contact HealthLine 811 or your family physician for advice on whether you should be tested for COVID-19. You can also take the online self-assessment at www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.
General public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.
Find the most up-to-date version of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan at www.saskatchewan.ca/re-open.