COVID-19 update: 33 new cases, none in the southeast

There are 33 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Thursday, bringing the total to 2,232 cases. 

There are eight new cases in each of the Saskatoon and central east zones. Seven are in the Regina region, three are in the far northwest, and two each are in the far northeast, north central and northeast regions. One case is in the south central area, and one case still has a location pending.

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Of the 2,232 reported cases, 271, or about 12.1 per cent, are considered active. 

Sixteen people have recovered, bringing the provincial total to 1,936 recoveries, or 86.7 per cent of those diagnosed.

Of the 33 new cases reported Thursday, 25 are as a result of contact to known cases and/or gatherings.

There have been 467 cases are from the south area (226 south west, 208 south central, 33 south east). Eleven cases in the southeast are active; nine of those active cases are in southeast Zone 4, which includes Estevan.

There have been 462 cases are from the Saskatoon area, 384 cases are from the far north area (359 far northwest, 25 far northeast), 354 cases are from the north area (140 northwest, 134 north central, 80 northeast), 323 cases are from the central area (187 central west, 136 central east) and 241 cases are from the Regina area

Eight people are in hospital. Six people are receiving inpatient care; four in the Saskatoon zone, one in the northwest zone and one in the north central zone. Two people are in intensive care, one in Saskatoon and one in Regina.

Of the 2,232 cases in the province to date, 319 cases are travellers, 1,081 are community contacts (including mass gatherings), 622 have no known exposures and 210 are under investigation by local public health.

Seventy-eight cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.

A total of 386 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, 751 cases are in the 20-39 age range, 673 are in the 40-59 age range, 351 are in the 60-79 age range and 71 are in the 80-plus range.

Fifty-one per cent of the cases are females and 49 per cent are males.

Twenty-five deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.

To date, 222,964 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan.  As of Oct. 13, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers are available from Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 153,804 people tested per million population. The national rate was 222,220 people tested per million population.

There were 2,305 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan on Wednesday.

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