COVID-19 Update: Four Deaths, 415 New Cases, 135 in Hospital, 46 Recoveries
Four residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, have died. Two individuals were in their 60s from the Regina and Far North zones; and two individuals were in their 70s from the South zone.
There are 415 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on December 6, 2020, bringing the provincial total to date to 10,139 cases.
The seven-day average of daily new cases is 272 (22.4 new cases per 100,000 population). Important Note: The case numbers reported today from Saskatoon reflect the correction from yesterday due to a data-related issue that has now been corrected.
The new cases are located in the Far North West (15), Far North East (18), North West (26), North Central (39), North East (10), Saskatoon (205), Central West (5), Central East (10), Regina (60), South West (6), South Central (12) and South East (6) zones and 3 new cases have pending residence information.
Five Saskatchewan residents testing positive out-of-province were added to the total, four in the Saskatoon zone and one case has pending residence information. Eleven cases were found to be out-of-province residents and were removed from the counts. Three of these cases were previously assigned to the North West, Central West, and South East, and eight cases had pending residence information.
Six cases with pending residence information have been assigned to the North East (1), North Central (4), and Central East (1).
Of the 10,139 reported cases, 4,550 are considered active. A total of 5,530 people have recovered.
One hundred thirty-five people are in hospital. 109 people are receiving inpatient care: eight in the North West, 13 in the North Central, one in the North East, 45 in Saskatoon, one in the Central East, 18 in Regina, three in the South West, one in the South Central and 19 in the South East zones. Twenty-six people are in intensive care: five in North Central, 12 in Saskatoon and nine in the Regina zone.
Of the 10,139 cases in the province:
- 501 cases are travelers;
- 4,244 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
- 2,382 have no known exposures; and
- 3,012 are under investigation by local public health.
Overall in Saskatchewan to date:
- 317 cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.
- 2,131 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.
- 3,565 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 2,691 are in the 40-59 age range; 1,355 are in the 60-79 age range; and 392 are in the 80-plus range. Confirmation of age is pending for five cases.
- 50 per cent of the cases are female and 50 per cent are male.
- 59 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.
Of 10,139 confirmed cases:
- 3,065 cases are from the Saskatoon area
- 2,076 cases are from the north area (736 north west, 999 north central, 341 north east)
- 1,940 cases are from the Regina area
- 1,282 cases are from the south area (502 south west, 449 south central, 331 south east)
- 1,054 cases are from the far north area (659 far north west, 83 far north central, 312 far north east)
- 690 cases are from the central area (297 central west, 393 central east)
- 32 cases have pending residence information
To date, 364,392 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of December 4, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 229,305 people tested per million population. The national rate was 316,733 people tested per million population.
Yesterday, 3,846 COVID-19 tests were processed in Saskatchewan.
Public Health Measures
For more information on the current public health measures or to see the Public Health Order, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19.
General COVID-19 Information
General public inquiries may be directed to [email protected].