Saskatchewan

COVID-19 in Sask.: 193 new cases, 3 new deaths reported

The deaths were a person in their 60s from the Regina zone, one in their 70s in the southeast zone, and a person in the 80-plus age group in the north central zone.

7-day daily case average now at 150, or 12.2 per 100,000 people

Saskatchewan's most recent COVID-19 update said over 4,000 vaccines were administered on Friday. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Three more COVID-19 deaths were reported in Saskatchewan Saturday, bringing the province's death total from the illness to 368.

The deaths were a person in their 60s from the Regina zone, one in their 70s in the southeast zone, and a person in the 80-plus age group in the north central zone.

There were also 193 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Saskatchewan. The province's active case total is now 1,602, after 170 new recoveries were reported. There have been a total of 25,468 recoveries to date.

The seven-day daily average for new cases sat at 150, or 12.2 new cases per 100,000 people, which the province says is Saskatchewan's lowest seven-day average in over three months.

The new cases were reported as follows:

  • Regina: 78.
  • Saskatoon: 26.
  • Far northwest: 16.
  • Northwest: 14.
  • Far north central: 12.
  • Far northeast: 10.
  • Southeast: nine. 
  • North central: eight.
  • South central,: five.
  • Central east: four.
  • Central west: three.
  • Northeast: three.
  • Southwest: one.

Residence information is pending for four other cases.

4,233 vaccinations

Another 4,233 COVID-19 vaccine doses were distributed in Saskatchewan on Friday. The province has administered 57,824 vaccine doses in total.

The province remains in Phase 1 of its vaccine distribution plan, "targeting residents and staff of long-term and personal-care homes, identified health care providers, residents 70 years and older and residents aged 50 and older in remote/northern Saskatchewan," Saturday's update said.  

Registration for appointments for those targeted in Phase 2 of the vaccine rollout will be available when that phase begins, the province says.

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