Record 14 deaths related to COVID-19 reported Thursday

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The province of Saskatchewan set another new record for deaths related to COVID-19 Tuesday with 14.

There were two additional deaths reported in the North Central zone , one in the 40-49 age group and one in the 80 and over age group.

The Saskatoon zone reported two deaths in the 60 to 69-year-old age group, two deaths in the 80-years-old and over age group and one in the 70 to 79-year-old age group and 50 to 59-year-old age group.

Regina reported deaths in the 70 to 79-year-old age group, 50 to 59 year-old age group and 80-years-old and over age group

The Far North West and South East also reported one death in the 80-years-old and over age group. The South East also reported a death in the 70 to 79-year-old age group.

The number of deaths in the province has grown to 268.

There were 232 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the province on Tuesday.

The North Central zone, which includes Prince Albert, reported 31 new cases.

North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, has 139 active cases.

North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 55 active cases and North Central 3 has 98 active cases.

There was one case with pending information added to the North Central zone.

There are currently 208 people in hospital overall in the province. Of the 175 reported as receiving in patient care there are 28 in North Central. Of the 33 people reported as being in intensive care there are two in North Central.

The current seven-day average is 254, or 20.7 cases per 100,000 population.

Of the 22,646 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 2,665 are considered active.

The recovered number now sits at 19,219 after 839 more recoveries were reported. Tuesday.

There were 362 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered yesterday in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 34,080. As of Jan. 25, 104 per cent of the doses received have been administered. This overage is due to efficiencies in drawing extra doses from vials of vaccine received. There were no doses administered in North Central on Monday. However 23 doses were administered in the adjacent North East zone, which includes Melfort, Nipawin and Tisdale.

There were 2,160 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Jan 25.

As of today there have been 495,292 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan.

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