COVID-19 Update: Three Deaths, 226 New Cases, 123 in Hospital, 105 Recoveries
Three residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. All three deaths were reported in the Regina zone. Two were in the 80 plus age group and one was in the age group 70-79.
There are 226 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on December 20, 2020, bringing the provincial total to date to 13,555 cases.
The new cases are located in the Far North West (6), Far North East (15), North West (30), North Central (38), North East (5), Saskatoon (55), Central East (30), Regina (32), South Central (5) and South East (6) zones and 4 new cases have pending residence information.
Four previously reported cases with pending residence information have been assigned to the Far North Central (1), North Central (2) and Regina (1) zones.
Of the cases, 3880 cases out of the 13,555 cases are considered active. A total of 9,557 individuals have recovered.
One hundred and twenty-three people are in hospital. One hundred and four people are receiving inpatient care: two in the Far North West, one in the Far North Central, six in the North West, 18 in the North Central, two in the North East, 39 in the Saskatoon, one in the Central West, five in the Central East, 23 in the Regina and seven in the South East zones. Nineteen people are in intensive care: one in the North West, six in the North Central, 9 in the Saskatoon, two in the Regina and one in the South West zones.
Of the 13,555 cases in the province:
- 585 cases are travelers;
- 6,476 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
- 3,030 have no known exposures; and
- 3,464 are under investigation by local public health.
Overall in Saskatchewan to date:
- 570 cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.
- 2,907 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.
- 4,793 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 3,494 are in the 40-59 age range; 1,767 are in the 60-79 age range; and 589 are in the 80-plus range. Confirmation of age is pending for five cases.
- 51 per cent of the cases are female and 49 per cent are male.
- 118 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.
Of 13,555 confirmed cases:
- 3,951 cases are from the Saskatoon area
- 3,099 cases are from the north area (1,210 north west, 1,446 north central, 443 north east)
- 2,668 cases are from the Regina area
- 1,492 cases are from the south area (549 south west, 519 south central, 424 south east)
- 1,447 cases are from the far north area (825 far north west, 103 far north central, 519 far north east)
- 856 cases are from the central area (330 central west, 526 central east)
- 42 cases have pending residence information
To date, 406,083 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of December 18, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 247,937 people tested per million population. The national rate was 346,743 people tested per million population.
Yesterday, 3,029 COVID-19 tests were processed in Saskatchewan.
As a reminder, a number of public health measures took effect yesterday (December 19). Visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-measures.
The seven-day average of daily new cases is 228 (18.8 new cases per 100,000 population) and is now available on the Government of Saskatchewan website at https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness/covid-19/seven-day-average-of-new-covid-cases. This chart compares today’s average to data collected over the past several months.
General COVID-19 Information
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