StatsCan employees to help with Saskatchewan testing, contact tracing amid redeployment

statscan employees to help with saskatchewan testing contact tracing amid redeployment

Sumary of StatsCan employees to help with Saskatchewan testing, contact tracing amid redeployment:

  • The province health minister, Paul Merriman, said Thursday afternoon while announcing the additional resources..
  • On Tuesday, the province chief medical health officer noted more and more infections have no known exposure and each person testing positive had an average of five to eight contacts..
  • The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has been expanding its testing capacity and now has sites in 52 communities..
  • 1:07 How drive-thru coronavirus testing will work in Saskatchewan How drive-thru coronavirus testing will work in Saskatchewan – Sep 9, 2020 As of Thursday, 307,264 COVID-19 tests had been processed in the province, 2,004 of them on Wednesday..
  • In addition to the 18 GeneXpert testing sites, which offer preliminary results within hours, the health minister said the SHA is introducing rapid point-of-care testing..
  • Merriman said the new method will be best used on asymptomatic patients in hospitals and long-term care homes and will up the system existing capacity by 640 tests per day….

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