Eight deaths related to COVID-19 reported Friday

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There were another eight deaths related to COVID-19 reported in Saskatchewan on Friday. This follows 13 deaths that were reported on Thursday by the province.

Six deaths were reported in the Regina zone with two from the 80-years-old and over age group, one from the 70 to 79-year-old age group, two from the 60 to 69-year-old age group and one from the 40 to 49 age group reported.

There was also one death reported in the 80-years-old and up age group in the Central East zone and one death in the 60 to 69 age group reported in Saskatoon.

The number of deaths in the province has grown to 247.

There were 312 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the province on Friday.

The North Central zone, which includes Prince Albert, reported 38 new cases.

North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, has 139 active cases.

North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 58 active cases and North Central 3 has 108 active cases.

There was one case with pending information added to the North Central zone.

North Central now ranks fourth in the province in Active Case Breakdown behind Saskatoon, Regina and the North West.

Seven previously reported cases have been found to be out-of-province residents and removed from the counts.

There are currently 175 people in hospital overall in the province. Of the 147 reported as receiving in patient care there are 17 in North Central. Of the 30 people reported as being in intensive care there are four in North Central.

The current seven-day average is 275, or 22.4 cases per 100,000 population.

Of the 21,643 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 3,196 are considered active.

The recovered number now sits at 18,200 after 203 more recoveries were reported.

The total numbers of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 21,643 of those 55,675 cases are from the North area (2,144 North West, 2,680 North Central, 851 North East)

There were 1,448 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered yesterday in Saskatchewan bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 31,275. As of January 22, 96 per cent of the doses received have been administered in Saskatchewan. There were 101 doses administered in North Central on Thursday.

An additional 46 doses, not previously reported, were administered in Saskatoon on January 20

Pfizer’s Feb. 1 allocation to Saskatchewan has been confirmed to be 5,850 doses. Moderna shipments are expected for February 1 (6,500 doses) and will be distributed to the Far North West, Far North East, North East and Central West; and February 22 (7,100 doses) and will be distributed to the Far North East, North East and Central East.

There were 3,147 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Jan 14.

As of today there have been 485,003 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan.

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