COVID-19 in Sask.: 10 more COVID deaths as province sets hospitalization record
There are now 311 people with COVID-19 in Saskatchewan's hospitals
Saskatchewan has recorded one of its worst days in the COVID-19 pandemic, breaking multiple pandemic-related records on Tuesday.
The province reported an increase of 22 new hospitalizations, meaning there are now 311 people with COVID-19 in Saskatchewan's hospitals. That's the first time that more than 300 people have been hospitalized in the province.
The province also posted a record number of people in the province's intensive care units (ICU). That figure has reached 65 as of Tuesday.
More deaths and more cases
The province reported 10 more COVID-19-related deaths on Tuesday.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 682 people in the province are known to have died of COVID-19.
Saskatchewan also reported 449 new cases of COVID-19.
According to the province's dashboard, 23 per cent, or 103 of the 449 new cases, were among children under the age 12.
The new cases were reported in the following health zones:
- Far northwest, 20.
- Far north central, 2.
- Far northeast, 23.
- Northwest, 72.
- North central, 38.
- Northeast, 10.
- Saskatoon, 103.
- Central west, 11.
- Central east, 15.
- Regina, 48.
- Southwest, 22.
- South central, 27.
- Southeast, 25.
The province reported administering 648 new doses of COVID-19 vaccines. There are now 289 more people that are now fully vaccinated while 359 people received their first jab.
As of Tuesday, 71.71 per cent of the eligible population in Saskatchewan is fully vaccinated and 80.39 per cent has received at least one dose.
- A previous version of this story stated that six health regions no longer have any ICU beds available. This was due to the province including a new note in its daily update saying there were no beds in those six regions. On Wednesday, the province clarified that there were never ICU beds in those regions and the new note was meant to reflect that.Sep 29, 2021 9:26 AM CT