Three deaths related to COVID-19 reported Saturday

·2 min read

Three deaths related to COVID-19 reported Saturday

All three deaths were reported in the Saskatoon zone and were in the 80 plus age group, 70 to 79 age group and 50 to 59 age group.

There were 163 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the province on Sunday.

The North Central zone, which includes Prince Albert, reported 20 new cases.

North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, has 38 active cases.

North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 38 active cases and North Central 3 has 20 active cases.

Three cases with pending residence information were added to North Central.Two cases were found to be out-of-province residents and were removed from the counts. There are currently 142 people in hospital overall in the province. Of the 120 reported as receiving in patient care there are eight in North Central. Of the 22 people reported as being in intensive care there are two in North Central.

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

Of the 29,593 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 1,613 are considered active.

The recovered number now sits at 27,584 after 52 more recoveries were reported.

The total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 29,593 of those 7,539 cases are from the North area (3,065 North West, 3,309 North Central and 1,165 North East).

There were 3,577 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered yesterday in Saskatchewan bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 90,456.

There were 967 doses administered in the North Central reported, the most of any zone reporting. Doses were also administered in the Central East, North West, South East, Saskatoon and Regina.

There were 2,744 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on March 5.

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