Post sponsored by NewzEngine.com

Source: Government of Saskatchewan

Released on December 15, 2020

Seven residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.  One new death in the age group 20-29 was reported in the North West.  One new death in the age group 50-59 was reported in the Central West.  Five new deaths in the age group 80+ were reported in Saskatoon (4) and Regina (1).

There are 194 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on December 15, 2020, bringing the provincial total to date to 12,432 cases.

The new cases are located in the Far North West (13), Far North Central (1), Far North East (11), North West (28), North Central (21), North East (2), Saskatoon (53), Central East (5), Regina (37), South West (1), South Central (5) and South East (14) zones and three (3) new cases have pending residence information.

Three previously reported cases with pending residence information were assigned to the Regina zone.

Of the cases, 4,204 cases out of the 12,432 cases are considered active.  A total of 8,130 individuals have recovered.

One hundred and twenty-four people are in hospital.  Ninety-eight people are receiving inpatient care: two in the Far North West, nine in the North West, 10 in the North Central, 45 in Saskatoon, one in the Central East, 27 in Regina, one in the South West and three in the South East zones. Twenty-six people are in intensive care: five in the North Central, nine in Saskatoon, eleven in Regina, and one in the South West.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is 263 (21.7 new cases per 100,000 population).

Of the 12,432 cases in the province:

  • 555 cases are travelers;
  • 5,725 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
  • 2,762 have no known exposures; and
  • 3,390 are under investigation by local public health. 

Overall in Saskatchewan to date:

  • 477 cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances. 
  • 2,647 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults. 
  • 4,349 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 3,247 are in the 40-59 age range; 1,642 are in the 60-79 age range; and 542 are in the 80-plus range. Confirmation of age is pending for five cases. 
  • 50 per cent of the cases are female and 50 per cent are male. 
  • 98 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date. 

Of 12,432 confirmed cases: 

  • 3,671 cases are from the Saskatoon area
  • 2,699 cases are from the north area (1023 north west, 1,275 north central, 401 north east)
  • 2,493 cases are from the Regina area
  • 1,442 cases are from the south area (542 south west, 494 south central, 406 south east)
  • 1,312 cases are from the far north area (790 far north west, 93 far north central, 429 far north east)
  • 779 cases are from the central area (319 central west, 460 central east)
  • 36 cases have pending residence information

To date, 391,410 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan.  As of December 13, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 242,006 people tested per million population.  The national rate was 336,127 people tested per million population.

Yesterday, 2,438 COVID-19 tests were processed in Saskatchewan.

Public Health Measures Effective December 17

For more information on the public health measures that take effect December 17, or to see the Public Health Order, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-measures.  

General COVID-19 Information

General public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.

-30-

For more information, contact:

Health
Regina
Phone: 306-787-4083
Email: media@health.gov.sk.ca

MIL OSI Canada News