Three more COVID-19 deaths reported Wednesday

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There were three more deaths related to COVID-19 reported by the province on Wednesday.

The deaths were all in the Saskatoon zone and were in the 80-years-old and over age group, 60 to 69 age group and 30 to 39 age group.

The number of deaths in the province has now grown to 154.

There were also 147 cases reported in the province.

There were 16 cases with pending information added to the North Central zone.

The North Central zone, which includes Prince Albert, reported 10 new cases.

North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, has 305 active cases.

North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 120 active cases and North Central 3 has 71 active cases.

The North Central zone is second in the Active Case Breakdown with 498 active cases. Regina has dropped to third with 477 active cases following many months in second place for active case numbers.

Nine cases with pending residence information, previously reported, have been found to be out-of-province residents and were removed from the counts.

After no hospitalization numbers were reported Tuesday there were updated numbers on Wednesday. There are currently 155 people in hospital overall in the province. Of the 119 reported as receiving in patient care there are 22 in North Central. Of the 32 people reported to be in intensive care five are in the North Central zone.

The current seven-day average is 152, or 12.5 cases per 100,000 population.

Of the 15,160 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 2,949 are considered active.

The recovered number now sits at 12,057 after 378 more recoveries were reported over three days.

The total numbers of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 15,160. Of those 3,661 cases are from the north area (1,387 north west, 1,770 north central and 504 north east)

As of Dec. 29, 2,942 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have been provided to health care workers in Regina as part of the initial pilot and in Saskatoon as part of Phase 1.

Yesterday, 1,475 COVID-19 tests were processed in Saskatchewan.

As of today there have been 424,533 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan.

According to the province the daily case information, including news release and dashboard, will be posted from Dec. 29 through Dec. 31.

An update will not be available on New Year’s Day. That case information will be included in the next, scheduled information posting on Jan 2, 2021.

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