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Source: Government of Saskatchewan

Released on December 19, 2020

Eight residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.  One new death in the age group 50-59 was reported in the North Central zone.  One new death in the age group 60-69 was reported in the North Central zone.  Three new deaths in the age group 70-79 were reported in the Saskatoon (1) and Regina (2) zones.  Three new deaths in the age group 80+ were reported in the Saskatoon (1), Regina (1) and South Central (1) zones.

There are 252 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on December 19, 2020, bringing the provincial total to date to 13,329 cases.

The new cases are located in the Far North West (9), Far North Central (3), Far North East (17), North West (41), North Central (42), North East (12), Saskatoon (57), Central West (5), Central East (24), Regina (29), South West (2), South Central (4) and South East (4) zones and 3 new cases have pending residence information.

Eight previously reported cases with pending residence information have been assigned to the Far North East (1), North West (1), North Central (3) and Saskatoon (3) zones.

Of the cases, 3,762 cases out of the 13,329 cases are considered active.  A total of 9,452 individuals have recovered.

One hundred and twenty-seven people are in hospital.  One hundred and seven people are receiving inpatient care: two in the Far North West, one in the Far North Central, seven in the North West, 20 in the North Central, three in the North East, 41 in the Saskatoon, one in the Central West, three in the Central East, 23 in the Regina and six in the South East zones.  Twenty people are in intensive care: one in the North West, four in the North Central, 10 in the Saskatoon, four in the Regina and one in the South West zones.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is 227 (18.7 new cases per 100,000 population).  This average is now available on the Government of Saskatchewan website.  This chart compares today’s average to data collected over the past several months and can be found here at https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness/covid-19/seven-day-average-of-new-covid-cases.

Of the 13,329 cases in the province:

  • 580 cases are travelers;
  • 6,403 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
  • 2,985 have no known exposures; and
  • 3,361 are under investigation by local public health. 

Overall in Saskatchewan to date:

  • 567 cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances. 
  • 2,859 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults. 
  • 4,688 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 3,452 are in the 40-59 age range; 1,747 are in the 60-79 age range; and 578 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. 
  • 115 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date. 

Of 13,329 confirmed cases: 

  • 3,896 cases are from the Saskatoon area
  • 3,024 cases are from the north area (1,180 north west, 1,406 north central, 438 north east)
  • 2,635 cases are from the Regina area
  • 1,481 cases are from the south area (549 south west, 514 south central, 418 south east)
  • 1,425 cases are from the far north area (819 far north west, 102 far north central, 504 far north east)
  • 826 cases are from the central area (330 central west, 496 central east)
  • 42 cases have pending residence information

To date, 403,054 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan.  As of December 17, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 246,602 people tested per million population.  The national rate was 344,482 people tested per million population.

Yesterday, 3,328 COVID-19 tests were processed in Saskatchewan.

New Public Health Measures Take Effect Today

For more information on the public health measures that take effect today (December 19), or to see the Public Health Order, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-measures.

Seven-day Average of Daily New Cases

The seven-day average of daily new cases is now available on the Government of Saskatchewan website. This chart compares today’s average to data collected over the past several months and can be found here: https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness/covid-19/seven-day-average-of-new-covid-cases.

General COVID-19 Information

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

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