One death related to COVID-19 reported Thursday

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There was one death related to COVID-19 reported by the province on Thursday.

This death was in the 80 plus age group and was in the North West zone.

The number of deaths in the province has risen to 380.

There were 211 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the province on Thursday.

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

North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, has 30 active cases.

North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 49 active cases and North Central 3 has 18 active cases. There are currently 174 people in hospital overall in the province. Of the 158 reported as receiving in patient care, there are 17 in North Central. Of the 16 people reported as being in intensive care, there is one in North Central.

The current seven-day average 155, or 12.7 cases per 100,000 population.

Of the 28,191 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 1,493 are considered active.

The recovered number now sits at 26,318 after 142 more recoveries were reported.

The total numbers of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 28,191 of those 7,288 cases are from the North area (2,943 North West, 3,213 North Central and 1,132 North East).

There were 2,057 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered yesterday in Saskatchewan bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 65,436.

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

On Feb. 23, an additional 16 doses were administered in the Far North West zone and an additional 18 doses were administered in the Central East zone.

There were 3,104 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Feb. 21.

As of today there have been 568,314 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan.

Under 20 active COVID-19 cases in youth in North Central

On Thursday the province released the updated numbers on COVID-19 cases in youth. The total active cases in youth provincially in all locations are 300. Five have no known location and 295 have a location reported.

The province releases the update on the numbers each Thursday.

Currently in the North Central zone, which includes Prince Albert, there are 17 active cases in youth. Last week there were 91 tests performed across the North Central zone.

North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, has four active cases in youth.

North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 10 active cases and North Central 3 has three active cases.

Cumulative tests performed since Sept. 7, 2020 in the North Central zone is 6,842.

Provincially there is a 17.5 per cent test positivity rate in youth.

There were 1,845 tests performed in total in the province in the last week.

The cumulative number of tests performed since Sept. 7, 2020 is 76,105.

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