November 24, 2020

COVID-19 Update: 175 New Cases, 105 in Hospital, 112 Recoveries

There are 175 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on November 24, 2020, bringing the provincial total to date to 6,883 cases.

The seven-day average of daily cases is 209 (17.3 new cases per 100,000 population).

The new cases are located in the Far North West (5), Far North Central (5), Far North East (13), North West (14), North Central (5), North East (4), Saskatoon (28), Central West (9), Central East (2), Regina (70), South West (3), South Central (9) and South East (4) zones and four (4) new cases have pending residence information.

Five cases with pending residence information were assigned to the Far North East (1), North Central (3), and North West (1).

Of the 6,883 reported cases, 2,927 are considered active.  A total of 3,919 people have recovered.

One-hundred and five people are in hospital. Eighty-five people are receiving inpatient care; seven in the North West, 10 in North Central, one in North East, 32 in Saskatoon, two in Central East, 11 in Regina, two in South West, and 20 in the South East zone.  Twenty people are in intensive care: two in North West, one in North Central, ten in Saskatoon, two in South West and five in Regina.

Of the 6,883 cases in the province:

  • 452 cases are travelers;
  • 3,027 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
  • 1,427 have no known exposures; and
  • 1,977 are under investigation by local public health.

Overall in Saskatchewan to date:

  • 207 cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.
  • 1,458 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.
  • 2,441 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 1,835 are in the 40-59 age range; 901 are in the 60-79 age range; and 243 are in the 80-plus range. Confirmation of age is pending for five cases.
  • 51 per cent of the cases are females and 49 per cent are males.
  • 37 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.

Of 6,883 confirmed cases: 

  • 2,005 cases are from the Saskatoon area
  • 1,462 cases are from the north area (511 north west, 680 north central, 271 north east)
  • 1,095 cases are from the Regina area
  • 931 cases are from the south area (340 south west, 369 south central, 222 south east)
  • 797 cases are from the far north area (547 far north west, 72 far north central, 178 far north east)
  • 563 cases are from the central area (258 central west, 305 central east)
  • 30 cases have pending residence information

To date, 324,060 COVID-19 tests have been processed Saskatchewan.  As of November 22, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 209,706 people tested per million population.  The national rate was 291,058 people tested per million population.

Yesterday, 3,174 COVID-19 tests were processed in Saskatchewan.

Support Contract Tracing and Download the COVID Alert App

Health Canada’s COVID Alert application is available to Saskatchewan residents.  This free, voluntary app provides digital alerts to let people know if they may have been exposed to COVID-19.  It does not collect personal health information or track the location of users but can ensure your contacts get the earliest possible exposure notifications, if utilized.

COVID Alert is available for Canadians as a free download from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

More information on using the app and how your privacy is protected at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-apps.

General COVID-19 Information

General public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.