COVID cases down in most recent CRISP report

COVID cases down in most recent CRISP report

Dec 22, 2023 | 10:49am
In the latest update from the Community Respiratory Illness Surveillance Program (CRISP), covering the reporting period from December 3-16, encouraging trends are noted in the battle against respiratory illnesses. COVID-19 cases have seen a steady decline for the fifth consecutive week, dropping from 496 positive tests to 262. The test positivity rate decreased to 9.8 […]
Influenza cases surge as COVID levels remain elevated

Influenza cases surge as COVID levels remain elevated

Nov 27, 2023 | 3:32pm
Influenza in the province has bypassed COVID-19 in both cases and deaths in November. That is according to the province’s latest Community Respiratory Illness Surveillance Program (CRISP) report for November 5 to 18. Over that period, there were 1099 influenza cases and five deaths, more than five times more cases than there were for the […]

Province releases biweekly CRISP report

Jan 20, 2023 | 10:31am

There were 678 cases of COVID-19 reported in the last two weeks in the province’s Community Respiratory Illness Surveillance Program situation report. In the heath authority’s bi-weekly report about COVID-19, influenza and RSV, test positivity is down to 5.4 per cent in the week from Jan. 8-14 from 6.9 in the first week from Jan. […]

CRISP Update shows COVID-19 still prevalent in Saskatchewan

Dec 23, 2022 | 7:23am

The province released it’s Community Respiratory Illness report yesterday. For the period between December 4th and 17th 803 new cases of COVID 19 were reported. Additionally 668 cases of Influenza were reported, with 232 RSV cases being found. On average for the 2 week period 13.6% of students were absent from school due to illness. […]

Chief Medical Health Officer urges flu shots as cases rise

Nov 15, 2022 | 3:21pm

The province’s Chief Medical Health Officer is calling for more people to get this year’s flu shot. As reported in the provincial Community Respiratory Illness Surveillance Program report of November 10, influenza cases have increased in Saskatchewan, with 61 per cent of those in children and youth up to 19 years. As of November 10, […]

Flu shots opening up October 11th

Oct 4, 2022 | 10:08am

Booking your flu shot this year can give you a real shot in the arm. The Saskatchewan Health Authority said that starting next Tuesday, you can book your annual flu shot at public health clinics, local pharmacies and physician and nurse practitioner offices. All residents 65 and older can receive the Flu-zone High Dose Influenza […]

COVID-19 risk remains ‘very low’ in Saskatchewan: Ministry of Health

Feb 13, 2020 | 1:58pm

Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Health says there is a very low risk of COVID-19 in the province. The virus formerly known as novel coronavirus has not recorded one positive case Saskatchewan after several rounds of tests. Dr. Saqib Shahab, chief medical health officer for the ministry, told reports on Thursday morning that 15 residents have been tested for COVID-19 […]

Saskatchewan Health Authority confirms five deaths from influenza this flu season

Jan 17, 2020 | 2:53pm

The Saskatchewan health Authority is confirming five deaths from influenza since September of 2019. Of the five deaths, two were adults, while the rest were senior citizens, meaning no children died from influenza that the SHA knows about. Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said North American is experiencing a unique flu season where […]

Influenza cases expected to increase significantly in Saskatchewan

Dec 19, 2019 | 12:39pm

This year’s influenza season is hitting just in time for the holiday season according to the ministry of health. There have been 183 confirmed cases since September first, but that number is expected to increase significantly over the next few weeks, as 64 cases were confirmed last week alone. Chief medical health officer Dr. Saqib […]