Four deaths related to COVID-19 reported Sunday

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There were an additional four deaths related to COVID-19 reported in Saskatchewan on Sunday.

Two deaths in the 60 to 69 age group were reported in the North West zone. The other deaths were in the 70 to 79 age group and located in the Regina and South Central zones.

The number of deaths in the province has grown to 372.

There were 182 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the province on Sunday.

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

North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, has 36 active cases.

North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 59 active cases and North Central 3 has 37 active cases. There are currently 176 people in hospital overall in the province. Of the 163 reported as receiving in patient care there are 14 in North Central. Of the 13 people reported as being in intensive care there is one in North Central.

The current seven-day average 153, or 12.5 cases per 100,000 population.

Of the 27,620 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 1,602 are considered active.

The recovered number now sits at 25,468 after 170 more recoveries were reported.

The total numbers of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 27,620 of those 7,182 cases are from the North area (2,882 North West, 3,180 North Central and 1,120 North East).

There were 2,428 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered yesterday in Saskatchewan bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 60,743.

There were no doses administered in the North Central yesterday. Doses were administered in the Central East, North West, Saskatoon, Regina and South Central

The South Central zone has reported an additional 493 doses administered on Feb. 18. A correction for Feb. 19 resulted in two doses removed from the Central East zone.

According to the release the province in phase one of vaccine delivery, targeting residents and staff of long-term and personal-care homes, identified health care providers, residents 70 years and older and residents aged 50 and older in remote/Northern Saskatchewan. Eligible populations will be contacted directly to receive their vaccinations.

They added that registration for appointments for phase two sequenced populations will be available when phase two commences. People are advised not to contact HealthLine 811 to register for vaccinations at this time. Notification will be provided when the registration system is available.

There were 2,186 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Feb. 20.

As of today there have been 559,078 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan.

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