222 new cases of COVID-19 in Sask; 3 additional deaths

Three residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.  Two new deaths in the group 80+ were reported in Saskatoon and one new death in the age group 70-79 was reported in Regina.

There are 222 new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, bringing the provincial total to date to 11,971 cases.  128 recoveries mean the active case total jumps up to 4,188 with the majority of those in Saskatoon and Regina.

The new cases are located in the Far North West (15), Far North East (9), North West (39), North Central (15), North East (6), Saskatoon (53), Central West (3), Central East (8), Regina (57), South West (4), South Central (6) and South East (5) zones.

Five (5) cases with pending residence information were assigned to the Far North East (from Nov 23 (2)), North West (from Dec 9 (1) and Dec 11 (1)) and Saskatoon (from Dec 11 (1)) zones.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is  264 (21.8 new cases per 100,000 population).

Of the cases, 4,188 cases out of the 11,971 cases are considered active.  A total of 7,694 individuals have recovered.

117 people are in hospital.  Ninety-four people are receiving inpatient care: one in the Far North West, six in the North West, 10 in the North Central, 42 in Saskatoon, two in the Central East, 25 in Regina, two in the South Central and six in the South East zones.  23 people are in intensive care: six in the North Central, seven in Saskatoon, nine in Regina, and one in the South West.

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