Sask. COVID-19 update: one new case in Estevan’s zone, 132 recoveries across Saskatchewan

There are 98 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Nov. 19, which brings the provincial total to date to 5,651 cases. 

Five of the new cases are in the southeast region. One case is in Zone 4, which includes Estevan. The other four are in Zone 1, which is the northwest corner of the zone. 

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Two more people in the southeast region have recovered. There were 132 recoveries in the province.

Eleven cases in Zone 4 are considered active. There are 101 active cases in the southeast region.

Weather and logistical impediments resulted in a volume of specimens reaching the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory after the reporting period for Nov. 19. 

The other new cases are located in the Far North West (two), Far North East (three), North West (12), North Central (12), North East (five), Saskatoon (10), Central West (one), Central East (five), Regina (25) and South Central (14). Four new cases have pending residence information. 

Of the 5,651 reported cases, 2,066 are considered active. A total of 3,553 people have recovered. 

Eighty-three people are in hospital. Sixty-two people are receiving inpatient care; five in the North West, five in North Central, two in the North East, 30 in Saskatoon, six in Regina, two in the South West, one in South Central and eleven in the South East zone. Twenty-one people are in intensive care: four in North Central, nine in Saskatoon, two in Central East, one in South West and five in Regina. 

Of the 5,651 cases in the province: 

419 cases are travelers; 

2,490 are community contacts (including mass gatherings); 

1,176 have no known exposures; and 

1,566 are under investigation by local public health. 

Overall in Saskatchewan to date: 

  • 163 cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances. 
  • 1,189 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults. 
  • 2,059 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 1,539 are in the 40-59 age range; 701 are in the 60-79 age range; and 158 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. 
  • 32 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date. 

Of 5,651 confirmed cases:  

  • 1,628 cases are from the Saskatoon area 
  • 1,208 cases are from the north area (402 north west, 564 north central, 242 north east) 
  • 836 cases are from the Regina area 
  • 749 cases are from the south area (279 south west, 313 south central, 157 south east) 
  • 701 cases are from the far north area (509 far north west, 50 far north central, 142 far north east) 
  • 503 cases are from the central area (226 central west, 277 central east) 
  • 26 cases have pending residence information. 

To date, 307,264 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of Nov. 17, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 201,581 people tested per million population. The national rate was 279,792 people tested per million population. 

Yesterday, 2,004 COVID-19 tests were processed in Saskatchewan. 

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