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Another 202 cases of COVID-19 were reported on Saturday

The province reported an additional 202 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. The North Central Zone, which includes Prince Albert, reported 33 new cases. The current seven-day average is 263 or 21.7 cases per 100,000 population. North Central 2, Prince Albert has 189 active cases, the same number as on Friday. Seven cases as of December 3 were assigned to the North-Central zone on Saturday. North Central 1, which includes communities like Christopher Lake, Candle Lake, and Meath Park, has 214 active cases and North Central 3 has 40 active cases. The north-central zone ranks third in the breakdown of active cases with 479 active cases. The province’s death toll remains at 55. Of the 9,730 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 4,191 are considered active. Of the 116 people hospitalized in the province, 101 are cared for, including 10 in the North Central. Of the 25 in intensive care, four are in North Central. The number restored is now 5,484 after 128 more restores were reported. The total number of cases since the pandemic began is 9,730, of which 1,997 cases are from the north (711 northwest, 956 north-central and 330 northeast). 3,404 COVID-19 tests were conducted in Saskatchewan yesterday. To date, 360,546 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Saskatchewan. Saskatoon reports low numbers due to data problems in other zones, there were 51 in Regina, 21 in the southwest, 18 in the northwest, 17 in the far northeast, 13 in the southeast, 10 in the northeast, eight each in the far northwest, central west and central east , six in south central and four in Saskatoon. There are five new cases with pending residence information. The case numbers reported from Saskatoon today are much lower than expected due to a data related issue that is currently being corrected and is expected to update tomorrow. A case dated October 21 was assigned to the Northeast. In addition, a November 23 case was assigned to the Northwest and a November 29 case to the Southeast. Of the 116 people hospitalized elsewhere in the province; 34 are located in Saskatoon, 18 in the Southeast, 15 in Regina, nine in the Northwest, three in the Southwest and one in the Northeast in patient care. Elsewhere in the province in intensive care, there are 11 in Saskatoon, nine in Regina, and one person in the northwest. The Saskatoon Zone tops the active case breakdown with 1,272 cases. In second place is Regina with 993 active cases. The total number of cases since the pandemic began is 9,730. Of these, 2,856 cases come from the Saskatoon region, 1,880 cases from the Regina region, 1,259 cases from the south (496 southwest, 437 south-central and 326 south-east), 1,021 cases from the far north (644) far northwest, 83 far north central and 294 far northeast) and 675 cases originate from the central area (293 central west, 382 central east). There are currently 42 pending residence cases. There are currently 305 cases in the healthcare sector. However, the source of the infection is not always related to your work environment. Of the 9,730 cases in the province: 498 cases relate to travel, 4,149 are community contacts that include mass gatherings, 2,324 have no known exposures, and 2,759 are being investigated by the local public health. The age breakdown shows that 2,031 cases affect people under the age of 19, 3,422 cases between the ages of 20 and 39, 2,596 between the ages of 40 and 59, 1,307 between the ages of 60 and 79 and 369 between the ages of 80 and over . Five cases have an age confirmation pending. The breakdown by gender shows that 50 percent of the cases are female and 50 percent are male. Michael Oleksyn, Local Journalism Initiative reporter, Prince Albert Daily Herald

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