COVID-19 in Sask.: 193 new cases, 3 new deaths reported

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Saskatchewan's most recent COVID-19 update said over 4,000 vaccines were administered on Friday.
Saskatchewan's most recent COVID-19 update said over 4,000 vaccines were administered on Friday.

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Three more COVID-19 deaths were reported in Saskatchewan Saturday, bringing the province's death total from the illness to 368.

The deaths were a person in their 60s from the Regina zone, one in their 70s in the southeast zone, and a person in the 80-plus age group in the north central zone.

There were also 193 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Saskatchewan. The province's active case total is now 1,602, after 170 new recoveries were reported. There have been a total of 25,468 recoveries to date.

The seven-day daily average for new cases sat at 150, or 12.2 new cases per 100,000 people, which the province says is Saskatchewan's lowest seven-day average in over three months.

The new cases were reported as follows:

  • Regina: 78.

  • Saskatoon: 26.

  • Far northwest: 16.

  • Northwest: 14.

  • Far north central: 12.

  • Far northeast: 10.

  • Southeast: nine.

  • North central: eight.

  • South central,: five.

  • Central east: four.

  • Central west: three.

  • Northeast: three.

  • Southwest: one.

Residence information is pending for four other cases.

4,233 vaccinations

Another 4,233 COVID-19 vaccine doses were distributed in Saskatchewan on Friday. The province has administered 57,824 vaccine doses in total.

The province remains in Phase 1 of its vaccine distribution plan, "targeting residents and staff of long-term and personal-care homes, identified health care providers, residents 70 years and older and residents aged 50 and older in remote/northern Saskatchewan," Saturday's update said.

Registration for appointments for those targeted in Phase 2 of the vaccine rollout will be available when that phase begins, the province says.