Four more residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 have died. One new death in the 80-plus was reported in the North West zone. One new death in the 70-79 age group was reported in the North West zone. Two new deaths in the 80-plus age group were reported in Regina.
One hundred and fifty-four new cases of COVID-19 were reported as well, with new cases are located in the Far North West (10), Far North East (14), North West (17), North Central (28), North East (3), Saskatoon (30), Central West (2), Central East (10), Regina (25), South Central (3) and South East (3) zones. Nine (9) new cases have pending residence information
Six hundred and fifty-five recoveries were also announced, and 3,346 cases are considered active.
Saskatchewan updated the definition of the COVID-19 infectious period to align with the national definition, which means there has been a correction to hospitalizations.
There are 125 hospitalizations, however with the correction as of Dec. 22, there are an additional 40 COVID-19 patients in hospital to bring the total to 165. These are not new hospitalizations. These are patients no longer infectious for COVID-19, which had shifted them from active to recovered cases, but still experiencing the complications of COVID-19 illness.
One hundred and thirty-five people are receiving inpatient care and 30 are in intensive care.