3 deaths, 299 new cases; 85 active cases at Saskatoon jail

Marco Green
Ноября 28, 2020

Last week, the SHA updated its classroom protocols concerning COVID-19 cases discovered in the classroom.

There will be ongoing testing of offenders and staff as correctional officials work with public health to reduce the spread.

Seventy-two of today's cases are from the Saskatoon Correctional Centre.

According to the province, an outbreak is declared when two people or more test positive for COVID-19 in a non-household setting.

Corrections is mandating masking for offenders across all provincial facilities. Employees at correctional centres have been wearing masks since the summer.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is 268 (22.1 new cases per 100,000 population).

The hometowns of eight cases are pending.

One case with pending residence information and one case assigned to Saskatoon were deemed to be out-of-province residents and removed from the total counts.

There were 178 recoveries reported Thursday, increasing that total so far to 4,176.

Of the 7,691 cases in the province 466 cases are travellers, 3,419 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 1,569 have no known exposures and 2,237 are under investigation by local public health.

Hospitalizations remain persistently high at 108, including 18 in intensive care units.

Of the 90 people receiving inpatient care, 34 are in Saskatoon, 19 are in the southeast zone, 16 are in Regina, eight are in the northwest, eight are in the north-central area, two are in the central-east region, one is in the far northwest, one is in the northeast and one is in the southwest.

The number of Saskatchewan health-care workers to have contracted the virus to date increased to 225, up nine from Wednesday's report.

There wasn't any indication of what grades the students are in or how many confirmed cases are at the school, but Baker said four classrooms are isolating at home. The hometowns of 28 cases are being determined.

There are 2,740 cases in the 20 to 39 age range, 2,045 in the 40 to 59 age range, 1,020 in the 60 to 79 age range and 270 in the 80-plus range. The ages of five cases are being confirmed.

Eighteen Saskatchewan residents tested out-of-province were added to the total counts in the following zones: North West (10), Far North West (two), North Central (one), Regina (one), Saskatoon (four).

So was Pioneer Village, one of the city's long-term care homes.

Saskatoon Minor Hockey reported outbreaks in "multiple teams" this week.

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