Four deaths due to COVID-19 reported in province before 2021 began

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There were four deaths due to COVID-19 reported in the province before the beginning of 2021 in the province. The number of deaths in the province has now grown to 155.

One death was reported on Thursday and three other deaths were reported on Wednesday.

The death on Thursday was in the Saskatoon zone and was in the 80-years-old and over age group. On Wednesday the deaths were also in the Saskatoon zone and were in the 80-years-old and over age group, 60 to 69 age group and 30 to 39 age group.

The province’s next scheduled update is on Jan. 2.

On Thursday the North Central zone, which includes Prince Albert, reported 37 new cases.

North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, has 275 active cases.

North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 113 active cases and North Central 3 has 73 active cases.

The North Central zone is third in the Active Case Breakdown with 461 active cases. After being third yesterday Regina is now second with 479 active.There are currently 142 people in hospital overall in the province. Of the 112 reported as receiving in patient care there are 21 in North Central. Of the 30 people reported to be in intensive care five are in the North Central zone.

The current seven-day average is 157, or 13 cases per 100,000 population.

Of the 15,350 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan 2,699 are considered active.

The recovered number now sits at 12,496 after 439 more recoveries were reported over three days

The total numbers of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 15,160. Of those 3,727 cases are from the north area (1,401 north west, 1,820 north central and 506 north east)

As of Dec.30, 3,458 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have been provided to health care workers in Regina as part of the initial pilot and in Saskatoon as part of Phase 1.

On Thursday 2,198 COVID-19 tests were processed in Saskatchewan.

As of Thursday there have been 426,731 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan.

An update will not be available on New Year’s Day.

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