COVID-19 Update: Four Deaths, 329 New Cases, 111 in Hospital, 208 Recoveries
Four residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. Three of the deceased were residents from the North Central, Regina and South East zones and in the 80+ age group and one resident was from South Central in the 70-79 age group.
There are 329 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on November 27, 2020, bringing the provincial total to date to 7,691 cases. The new cases are located in the Far North West (8), Far North East (4), North West (23), North Central (21), North East (1), Saskatoon (158), Central West (6), Central East (11), Regina (61), South West (16), South Central (1) and South East (14) zones and five (5) new cases have pending residence information.
Four cases with pending residence information have been assigned to the North Central zone.
The seven-day average of daily new cases is 268 (22.1 new cases per 100,000 population).
Of the 7,691 reported cases, 3,263 are considered active. A total of 4,384 people have recovered.
One-hundred and eleven people are in hospital. Ninety-five people are receiving inpatient care; one in the Far North West, eight in the North West, 12 in North Central, one in North East, 32 in Saskatoon, two in Central East, 16 in Regina, two in South West, one in South Central and 20 in the South East zone. Sixteen people are in intensive care: one in North West, 11 in Saskatoon, one in South West and three in Regina.
Of the 7,691 cases in the province:
- 466 cases are travelers;
- 3,419 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
- 1,569 have no known exposures; and
- 2,237 are under investigation by local public health.
Overall in Saskatchewan to date:
- 241 cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.
- 1,611 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.
- 2,740 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 2,045 are in the 40-59 age range; 1,020 are in the 60-79 age range; and 270 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.
- 44 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.
Of 7,691 confirmed cases:
- 2,328 cases are from the Saskatoon area
- 1,599 cases are from the north area (565 north west, 754 north central, 280 north east)
- 1,273 cases are from the Regina area
- 1,009 cases are from the south area (372 south west, 384 south central, 253 south east)
- 860 cases are from the far north area (575 far north west, 79 far north central, 206 far north east)
- 593 cases are from the central area (268 central west, 325 central east)
- 29 cases have pending residence information
To date, 334,051 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of November 25, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 214,607 people tested per million population. The national rate was 297,154 people tested per million population.
Yesterday, 3,687 COVID-19 tests were processed in Saskatchewan.
New Pilot Projects on Rapid Point of Care Testing Added
New rapid point of care testing units (Abbott ID Now) with results in 15 minutes are being rolled out in a pilot program for hospitals in Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Moose Jaw, and mobile testing locations to quickly determine status of an asymptomatic individual. This testing option will assist with hospital admissions, and discharges to a long-term-care facility.
A rapid antigen test (Abbot Panbio) pilot project is also being rolled out to participating long-term care (LTC), personal care homes (PCH) and congregate living settings. Results are available in 15 minutes and used for rapid recurrent asymptomatic screening of staff and residents.
All rapid positive tests will be presumed positive and will need to be confirmed by a laboratory test for now.
Public Health Measures in Effect November 27
For more information on the additional public health measures that take effect today or to see the Public Health Order, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19.
General COVID-19 Information
General public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.