COVID update: Three deaths, 299 new cases, one in Estevan's zone, 178 recoveries

Three residents who tested positive for COVID-19 in Saskatchewan have died. One is in Saskatoon in the 70-79 age group, and two in the 80+ age group in the North West.

There are also 299 new cases of COVID-19 registered in Saskatchewan on Nov. 26, bringing the provincial total to date to 7,362 cases. 

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Eight of the new cases are located in the Southeast, with one in Zone 4, which includes Estevan. Sixteen cases are active in Southeast Zone 4. Seven of the new cases in this corner of the province are in Zone 1 to the northwest, bringing their total to 131 active cases. The total for active cases in Zone 2 to the north is 16. In the Southeast Zone 3, which includes Weyburn, there are eight active cases. 

Of the cases announced today in Saskatchewan, 72 are from the Saskatoon Correctional Centre — 68 of these are offenders, and four are staff. To date, there are a total of 85 active cases among offenders and staff at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre.

Corrections officials are working with public health on measures to reduce the spread within the facility and the correctional system.  This will include ongoing testing of offenders and staff at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre.

Additionally, all new admissions to provincial correctional centres will be tested for COVID-19 starting early next week. New admissions will continue to be quarantined for 14 days.

As of Thursday, there will be no new admissions to Saskatoon Correctional Centre. Remanded and sentenced offenders are being redirected to Regina and Prince Albert Correctional Centres.

The other new cases are located in the Far North West (11), Far North Central (four), Far North East (16), North West (17), North Central (34), North East (3), Saskatoon (125, including 72 mentioned above), Central West (four), Central East (six), Regina (44), South West (seven) and South Central (12) zones, and eight new cases have pending residence information.

Ten cases with pending residence information have been assigned to the following zones: Regina (three), North West (three), and North Central (four). 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) and Saskatoon (four).

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.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is 243 (20.1 new cases per 100,000 population).

Of the 7,362 reported cases, 3,146 are considered active. A total of 4,176 people have recovered.

One-hundred and eight people are in hospital. Ninety people are receiving inpatient care; one in the Far North West, eight in the North West, eight in North Central, one in North East, 34 in Saskatoon, two in Central East, 16 in Regina, one in South West and 19 in the South East. Eighteen people are in intensive care: one in North West, one in North Central, 10 in Saskatoon, two in South West and four in Regina.

Of the 7,362 cases in the province:

  • 463 cases are travelers;
  • 3,299 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
  • 1,496 have no known exposures; and
  • 2,104 are under investigation by local public health.

Overall in Saskatchewan to date:

  • 225 cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.
  • 1,552 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.
  • 2,603 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 1,962 are in the 40-59 age range; 980 are in the 60-79 age range; and 260 are in the 80-plus range. Confirmation of age is pending for five cases.
  • 51 per cent of the cases are females and 49 per cent are males.
  • 40 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.

Of 7,362 confirmed cases

  • 2,170 cases are from the Saskatoon
  • 1,550 cases are from the north area (542 north west, 729 north central, 279 north east)
  • 1,212 cases are from the Regina area
  • 978 cases are from the south area (356 south west, 383 south central, 239 south east)
  • 848 cases are from the far north area (567 far north west, 79 far north central, 202 far north east)
  • 576 cases are from the central area (262 central west, 314 central east)
  • 28 cases have pending residence information

To date, 330,364 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of Nov. 24, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 212,857 people tested per million population.  The national rate was 295,051 people tested per million population.

Yesterday, 3,493 COVID-19 tests were processed in Saskatchewan. 

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