Saskatchewan reports 252 new cases of COVID-19 and eight more deaths

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The new cases are located in the Far North West (nine), the Far North Center (three), the Far North East (17), the North West (41), the Center North (42), Northeast (12), Saskatoon (57), Central West (five), Central East (24), Regina (29), Southwest (two), Central South (four) and Southeast (four) zones. Three new cases have residency information pending.

Eight previously reported cases for which residency information was pending were assigned to the Far Northeast (one), Northwest (one), Central North (three) and Saskatoon (three) zones.

One hundred and twenty-seven people are hospitalized. One hundred and seven people receive hospital care: two in the Far North-West, one in the Extreme-North-Center, seven in the North-West, 20 in the Center-North, three in the North-East, 41 in Saskatoon, one in the Midwest, three in the Mid East, 23 in the Regina area and six in the South East areas.

Twenty people are in intensive care: one in the Northwest, four in the Central North, 10 in Saskatoon, four in Regina and one in the Southwest areas.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is 227 (18.7 new cases per 100,000 population). This average is now available on the Government of Saskatchewan website. This graph compares the Saturday average to data collected over the past several months and can be found here at: https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness/covid-19/seven-day-average-of-new- covid- case.

Of the 13,329 cases in the province:

  • 580 cases are travelers;
  • 6,403 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
  • 2,985 have no known exposure; and
  • 3,361 are under investigation by local public health.

Overall in Saskatchewan to date:

  • 567 cases are health workers; however, the source of infections may not be health care related in all cases.
  • 2,859 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, the rest being adults.
  • 4,688 cases are aged 20 to 39; 3,452 are aged 40 to 59; 1,747 are aged 60 to 79; and 578 are in the 80 plus range. Confirmation of age is pending for five cases.
  • 50% of cases are women and 50% men.
  • 115 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported to date.

Out of 13,329 confirmed cases:

  • 3,896 cases are from the Saskatoon area
  • 3024 cases come from the northern zone (1180 in the northwest, 1406 in the center-north, 438 in the northeast)
  • 2,635 cases are from the Regina area
  • 1481 cases come from the southern zone (549 southwest, 514 south center, 418 southeast)
  • 1,425 cases originate from the far north (819 far north west, 102 far north center, 504 far northeast)
  • 826 cases come from the central zone (330 center west, 496 center east)
  • 42 cases have residence information pending

To date, 403,054 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of December 17, 2020, when other provincial and national figures were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 246,602 people tested per million population. The national rate was 344,482 people tested per million population.

Yesterday, 3,328 COVID-19 tests were processed in Saskatchewan.

For more information on COVID-19 cases in a specific region, visit the dashboard.

New public health measures take effect today

For more information on the public health measures that take effect today (December 19), or to view the public health order, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-measures.

General information on COVID-19

General public inquiries may be directed to [email protected]

NITHA Communities

The Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority has released its daily update on COVID-19 specific to its communities.

According to the NITHA Facebook page, as of December 18, there were 301 active cases of COVID-19 in NITHA communities.

These cases are located in the Far North of the Center, Athabasca (seven), the Far North West (100), the Far North East (110), the Center North (64) and the North-East (20).

There are 756 recovered cases (71%) and five people are currently hospitalized.

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