36 cases of COVID-19 reported in the North Central Zone Tuesday

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There were three deaths related to COVID-19 reported on Tuesday.

All three individuals were in the 80-years-old and over age group with one being in the North West zone and two others in the Regina zone.

The number of deaths in the province has now grown to 125.

There were also 181 new cases reported by the province on Tuesday.

The current seven-day average is 217, or 17.9 cases per 100,000 population.

The North Central zone, which includes Prince Albert, reported 36 new cases.

North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, has 275 active cases.

North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 126 active cases and North Central 3 has 102 active cases.

The North Central zone is third in the Active Case Breakdown with 503 active cases.

Of the 13,942 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 3,945 are considered active.

Of the 124 people in hospital in the province, 103 are receiving in patient care including 17 in the North Central. Of the 21 in intensive care six are in the North Central.

The recovered number now sits at 9,872 after 223 more recoveries were reported.

The total numbers of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 13,942. Of those 3,262 cases are from the north area (1,282 north west, 1,522 north central and 458 north east).

Eight previously reported cases have been assigned with one assigned to the Far North West, one to the Far North Central, two to the Far North East, one to the North West, one to Saskatoon and two to the Regina zones. Seven Saskatchewan residents tested out-of-province have been added to the case counts with two each in the North Central, two in the North West, two in Saskatoon and one in the Central East zones. Seven previously reported cases assigned have been found to be out-of-province residents and have been removed from the case counts.

The total vaccinations completed, as of Dec. 21, is 1,519. These are part of the Regina pilot vaccination phase.

Yesterday,2,172 COVID-19 tests were processed.

As of today there have been 410,616 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan.

According to the province, daily case information and related news releases, will be posted today through Christmas Eve, Dec. 27 and Dec. 29 through Dec. 31.

Updates will not be available on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Dec. 28 and New Year’s Day, with the corresponding case information from those days being included in the next scheduled update.

Michael Oleksyn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Prince Albert Daily Herald