Five cases of COVID-19 reported in North Central on Friday

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The North Central zone, which includes Prince Albert, reported five new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

This was among 153 new cases reported in Saskatchewan.

There were no deaths reported Friday and the number of deaths related to COVID-19 in the province remains 380.

North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, has 26 active cases.

North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 43 active cases and North Central 3 has 17 active cases. There are currently 155 people in hospital overall in the province. Of the 139 reported as receiving in patient care there are 13 in North Central. Of the 16 people reported as being in intensive care there is one in North Central.

The current seven-day average 156, or 12.8 cases per 100,000 population.

Of the 28,344reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 1,510are considered active.

The recovered number now sits at 26,454after 136 more recoveries were reported.

The total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 28,344of those 7,308 cases are from the North area (2,955 North West, 3,218 North Central and 1,135 North East).

There were 3,545doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered yesterday in Saskatchewan bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 69,451.

There were 205 doses administered in the North Central zone yesterday. Other zones where vaccines were administered included the North West, Central East, Central West, Regina and Saskatoon zones.

On Feb. 24 n additional 91 doses were administered in the South East zone, an additional 515 doses were administered in the South West zone, an additional 81 doses were administered in the Central West zone and an additional 10 doses were administered in the Far North West zone.

A data correction saw 93 doses removed from the Regina zone and 134 doses removed from the South Central zone.

There were 3,079COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Feb. 25.

As of today there have been 571,393 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan.

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