COVID-19 in Sask.: 236 new cases reported, 99 in hospital

Henrietta Strickland
November 24, 2020

The new cases are located in the Far North West (8), Far North Central (1), Far North East (2), North West (17), North Central (24), North East (9), Saskatoon (82), Central West (9), Central East (2), Regina (52), South West (13), South Central (9) and South East (6) zones. The far north central part of the province reported one new case of COVID-19.

Of the 6,473 reported cases, 2,683 are considered active.

The seven-day average of daily cases is 219, or 18 new cases per 100,000 people. A total of 3,807 people have recovered.

Out of Saskatchewan's total 6,237 cases, 434 are travellers, 2,731 are community contacts including mass gatherings, 1,283 have no known exposures and 1,789 are under investigation by local public health.

Ninety-three people are now in hospital, up from the previous record set Friday of 85. That included 19 in intensive care.

Of the 87 people receiving inpatient care, 36 are in Saskatoon, 20 are in the southeast zone, 11 are in Regina, 10 in the north-central region, seven in the northwest and one in each of the northeast, central-east and southwest zones.

There are 258 cases recovered, and six people are now in hospital. That total has almost doubled in November; it was at 99 at the end of October.

In total there are 2,386 cases in the 20 to 39 age range; 1,793 in the 40 to 59 age range; 872 in the 60 to 79 age range and 231 in the 80-plus range.

This includes one person in their 60s from the Far North East zone, one over the age of 80 from the North West zone, one in their 60s from the North Central zone, and one in their 70s from the Saskatoon zone.

Two (2) new cases have pending residence information.

The Saskatchewan government has declared new outbreaks in long-term care homes in Regina and Saskatoon.

A new record-high 4,580 tests were processed Friday and 41 more recoveries were reported.

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