Record number of Saskatchewan residents hospitalized with COVID-19

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REGINA — The number of Saskatchewan residents who are hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to climb to record levels.

There are 356 people who are hospitalized with the virus, including 76 in intensive care -- the highest since the pandemic began.

The province typically has 79 ICU beds, but the Saskatchewan Health Authority has been adding beds and redeploying staff to COVID-19 wards.

The Ministry of Health says about 77 per cent of those who are hospitalized were either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

The health authority says unvaccinated people in the province are five times more likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19 than fully vaccinated people.

The province reported 478 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, with another seven people dying.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 6, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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