Six new cases of COVID-19 in the southeast region, none in Estevan's zone

There are 236 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Nov. 22, bringing the provincial total to date to 6,473 cases.

There are six new cases in the southeast region. None of the cases are in Southeast Zone 4, which includes Estevan. Five cases are in Southeast Zone 1, to the northwest of Zone 4, and one case is in Zone 2, to the north of Zone 4. 

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Of the 202 cases diagnosed in the southeast region since mid-March, 144 of them are considered active. Sixteen of the active cases are from Zone 4. 

The Ministry of Health says fluctuation in daily case numbers can be expected, as a result of factors including weather-related and logistical delays in lab specimens reaching the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory. 

The seven-day average of daily cases is 211 (17.4 new cases per 100,000 population).

Eight new cases are in the far northwest, one is in the far north central, two are in the far northeast, 17 are in the northwest, 24 are in the north central, nine are in the northeast, 82 are in the Saskatoon region, nine are in the central west, two are in the central east, 52 are in the Regina area, 13 are in the southwest and nine are in the south central.

Two new cases have pending residence information.

Of the 6,473 reported cases, 2,683, or 41.4 per cent, are considered active. 

Ninety more people have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 3,757, or 58 per cent of those diagnosed.

Ninety-nine people are in hospital.  Eighty people are receiving inpatient care; one in the far northwest, eight in the northwest, nine in north central, one in northeast, 33 in Saskatoon, one in central east, eight in Regina, one in the southwest, one in south central and 17 in the southeast.  

Nineteen people are in intensive care: two in north central, 10 in Saskatoon, one in central east, two in southwest and four in Regina.

A total of 3,355 COVID-19 tests were processed in Saskatchewan on Saturday.

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