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COVID-19 Update: One Death, 153 New Cases, 85 in Hospital, 73 Recoveries

Released on November 20, 2020

One resident aged over 80 from the Saskatoon zone who tested positive for COVID-19 has died.  This brings the total number of deaths in the province to 33.

There are 153 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on November 20, 2020, bringing the provincial total to date to 5,804 cases.  The new cases are located in the Far North West (3), Far North Central (16), Far North East (4), North West (11), North Central (14), North East (1), Saskatoon (42), Central West (2), Central East (4), Regina (14), South West (14), South Central (4) and South East (20) zones. Four (4) new cases have pending residence information.

Of the 5,804 reported cases, 2,145 are considered active.  A total of 3,626 people have recovered. 

Eighty-five people are in hospital.  Sixty-six people are receiving inpatient care; five in the North West, seven in North Central, one in the North East, 30 in Saskatoon, one in Central East, five in Regina, one in South Central and 16 in the South East zone.  Nineteen people are in intensive care: one in the North West, three in North Central, eight in Saskatoon, one in Central East, one in South West and five in Regina.

Of the 5,804 cases in the province:

  • 421 cases are travelers;
  • 2,589 are community contacts (including mass gatherings);
  • 1,216 have no known exposures; and
  • 1,578 are under investigation by local public health.

Overall in Saskatchewan to date:

  • 171 cases are healthcare workers; however, the source of the infections may not be related to healthcare in all instances.
  • 1,239 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, while the remainder are adults.
  • 2,101 cases are in the 20-39 age range; 1,571 are in the 40-59 age range; 720 are in the 60-79 age range; and 168 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.
  • 33 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported to date.

Of 5,804 confirmed cases: 

  • 1,670 cases are from the Saskatoon area
  • 1,236 cases are from the north area (413 north west, 580 north central, 243 north east)
  • 850 cases are from the Regina area
  • 787 cases are from the south area (293 south west, 317 south central, 177 south east)
  • 724 cases are from the far north area (512 far north west, 66 far north central, 146 far north east)
  • 509 cases are from the central area (228 central west, 281 central east)
  • 28 cases have pending residence information

To date, 310,090 COVID-19 tests have been processed Saskatchewan.  As of November 18, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 200,570 people tested per million population.  The national rate was 283,838 people tested per million population.

Yesterday, 2,826 COVID-19 tests were processed in Saskatchewan.

COVID-19 Modelling Update

On November 19, Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer presented a COVID-19 modelling update, available at https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/latest-updates.

General COVID-19 Information

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

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

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