Six deaths related to COVID-19 reported Tuesday

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Six deaths related to COVID-19 reported Tuesday

There were five deaths reported in the 80-years-old and over age group with two in Regina and the South East and one in the Saskatoon zone.

One reported death in the Central West zone was in the 60 to 69 age group.

The number of deaths in the province has grown to 225.

There were 309 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the province on Tuesday.

The North Central zone, which includes Prince Albert, reported 30 new cases.

North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, has 283 active cases.

North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 141 active cases and North Central 3 has 140 active cases.

There were also four cases with pending information added to the North Central zone.

The current seven-day average is 300, or 26.4 cases per 100,000 population.

The recovered number now sits at 16,490 after 412 more were reported.

On Jan. 18 there were 1,957 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered, bringing the total number of vaccinations to 25,475.

There were 36 doses administered in North Central yesterday. None were administered in the adjacent North East zone.

There were 2,929 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Jan 18.

COVID-19 recovered numbers to change over next few days

According to a release, theMinistry of Health and Saskatchewan Health Authority continue to ensure that public reporting of COVID-19 cases reflects current, active case counts including those who require hospital care.

They explained that currently the reporting database is being updated to reconcile a significant backlog in the number of recoveries and these will be reflected in the daily case statistics over the coming days.

Reporting procedures will be amended to ensure such reconciliations are not required going forward. The data reconciliation includes updates to active cases in the following areas: 21 days past their test positive date or date when their symptoms first appeared - approximately 588 cases, 15-20 days past their test positive date or date when their symptoms first appeared - approximately 567 cases and 11-14 days past their test positive date or date when their symptoms first appeared - approximately 882 cases.

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