Death related to COVID-19 reported in North Central Saturday

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There was a death related to COVID-19 reported in the North Central zone, which includes Prince Albert, on Saturday.

This was among three deaths reported by the province.

The person in the North Central was in the 80 plus age group. The other deaths were in the 60 to 69 age group in Regina and the 70 to 79 age group in the South East zone.

The number of deaths in the province has grown to 368.

There were 193 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the province on Saturday.

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

North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, has 41 active cases.

North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 62 active cases and North Central 3 has 40 active cases. There are currently 171 people in hospital overall in the province. Of the 155 reported as receiving in patient care there are 13 in North Central. Of the 16 people reported as being in intensive care there are two in North Central.

The current seven-day average 150, or 12.2 cases per 100,000 population. This is the lowest average in three months.

Of the 27,438 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 1,602 are considered active.

The recovered number now sits at 25,468 after 170 more recoveries were reported.

The total numbers of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 27,438 of those 7,059 cases are from the North area (2,831 North West, 3,127 North Central and 1,101 North East).

There were 4,233 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered yesterday in Saskatchewan bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 57,824.

There were 11 doses administered in the North Central zone yesterday. Other zones where vaccines were administered included the adjacent North East zone, Far North Central, Far North West, Far North West, North West, Central East, South Central, Regina and Saskatoon.

The Far North West zone has reported an additional 11 doses administered on Feb. 18. The South Central zone has reported an additional 550 doses administered on Feb. 18.

According to the release the province in phase one of vaccine delivery, 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. Eligible populations will be contacted directly to receive their vaccinations.

They added that registration for appointments for phase two sequenced populations will be available when phase two commences. People are advised not to contact HealthLine 811 to register for vaccinations at this time. Notification will be provided when the registration system is available.

There were 2,885 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Feb. 17.

As of today there have been 556,892 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan.

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