Death related to COVID-19 reported in North Central for second consecutive day

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The province of Saskatchewan reported another 11 deaths on Wednesday related to COVID-19, including one in the North Central.

This is the second consecutive day where a death was reported in North Central.

The death in North Central was in the 60 to 69 age group.

There were two deaths reported in the Saskatoon zone in the 80-years-old and over age group and one death in the 60 to 69 age group.

Regina also reported four deaths in the 80-years-old and over age group.

There was one death in the Far North East reported in the 40 to 49 age group and two deaths in the 70 to 79 age group, one in the North West and one in the Far North East.

The number of deaths in the province has grown to 285.

There were 244 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the province on Thursday.

According to the province, the Ministry of Health is updating data reporting systems. They explained it is anticipated that the COVID-19 dashboard will be unavailable until Monday, Feb. 1.

News releases and a and map of current cases will continue to be issued daily based on a separate data reporting process.

Some numbers usually reported had to be omitted because of the dashboard update issues.

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

According to the Jan. 26 update North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, had 139 active cases.

North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 55 active cases and North Central 3 has 98 active cases.

There were two cases with pending information added to the North Central zone. There are currently 208 people in hospital overall in the province. Of the 171 reported as receiving in patient care there are 27 in North Central. Of the 37 people reported as being in intensive care there are two in North Central.

The current seven-day average is 244, or 19.8 cases per 100,000 population.

Of the 23,038 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 2,478 are considered active.

The recovered number now sits at 20,275 after 282 more recoveries were reported.

There were 118 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered yesterday in Saskatchewan bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 34,672. As of Jan. 27, 106 per cent of the doses received have been administered. This overage is due to efficiencies in drawing extra doses from vials of vaccine received. There were 11 doses administered in North Central on Wednesday. Doses were administered in the Far North Central, North West, Central East and South West

Back-dated corrections submitted for January 19-25 have realized 61 vaccinations reported in error.

A shipment of 5,850 doses of Pfizer vaccine will be arriving in Saskatchewan the week of Feb. 1. This shipment will be divided between the Lloydminster, Spiritwood, Saskatoon, Regina, Swift Current and Moosomin areas and used to continue vaccinating priority populations.

There were 2,575 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Jan 27.

As of today there have been 500,043 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan.

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