As of Tuesday, April 13, the province has announced new public health orders to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Effective immediately, household bubbles are limited to immediate households only for all of Saskatchewan.
Additionally, the new public health order also limits worship gathering sizes to allow no more than 30 people effective Friday, April 16.
These measures will be in effect until April 26 and will be reviewed at that time.
As of April 13, there are 288 new of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan, bringing the provincial total to 36,892 cases. Two new deaths were reported today, both from the Regina zone, with one in the 30-39 age group, and the other in the 60-69 age group.
The new cases are located in the Far North West (4), North West (31), North Central (5), North East (3), Saskatoon (44), Central West (2), Central East (22), Regina (117), South West (18), South Central (17) and South East (17) zones. Eight (8) new cases have pending residence information. Seven cases with pending residence information have been assigned to the North Central (2), Saskatoon (1), Regina (1), South Central (1) and South East (2) zones. There are a total of 33,880 recoveries and 2,555 cases are considered active.
Two hundred and two (202) people are in hospital. One hundred and sixty-one (161) people are receiving inpatient care: Far North West (2), Far North East (1), North West (2), North Central (8), North East (1), Saskatoon (47), Central East (10), Regina (80), South West (3) and South East (7). Forty-one (41) people are in intensive care: North Central (2), Saskatoon (6), Central East (2), Regina (28), South West (1) and South Central (2).
As of April 13, 3,813 variants of concern have been identified by screening in Saskatchewan, reported in the Far North West (8), Far North East (2), North West (28), North Central (44), North East (3), Saskatoon (302), Central West (29), Central East (111), Regina (2,505), South West (40), South Central (329) and South East (371) zones. There are 41 cases with residence pending.
For Regina and area, revisions were made March 24, which included closing all restaurants and licensed establishments for in-person dining; and most event venues supporting 30 persons or less are not permitted to operate. These revisions are still in place, and will remain so until April 26, when they will be reviewed. Any unnecessary travel to and from Regina and the surrounding area is not recommended unless absolutely necessary.