First death related to COVID-19 reported in the 19 and under age group Sunday

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The first death in the 19 and under age group related to COVID-19 was reported by the province on Sunday. The death was reported in the North West zone, which includes such communities as North Battleford and Lloydminster.

This was among two deaths reported on Sunday the other was in the 40 to 49 age group and in the Far North West zone.

There were 116 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the province on Sunday.

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

North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, has 40 active cases.

North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 37 active cases and North Central 3 has 22 active cases.

Three cases with pending residence information were added to North Central. Two cases were found to be out-of-province residents and were removed from the counts. There are currently 136 people in hospital overall in the province. Of the 114 reported as receiving in patient care there are 10 in North Central. Of the 22 people reported as being in intensive care there is one in North Central.

The current seven-day average 152, or 12.4 cases per 100,000 population.

Of the 29,709 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan,1,518 are considered active.

The recovered number now sits at 27,793 after 52 more recoveries were reported.

The total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 29,709 of those 7,553 cases are from the North area (3,071 North West, 3,317 North Central and 1,165 North East).

There were 1,428 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered yesterday in Saskatchewan bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 91,884.

There were 226 doses administered in the North Central reported. Doses were also administered in the North West, Saskatoon and Regina.

There were 2,263 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on March 6.

As of today there have been 594,116 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan.

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