Five more COVID-19 deaths, 159 new cases in Saskatchewan

Five more residents who tested positive for COVID-19 in Saskatchewan have died, bringing the province’s total death count to 130.

Two deaths in the 70-79 age group were in the Regina zone. Three deaths in the 80+ age group were in the Regina, North West and Central East.

Saskatchewan has also reported 159 new cases as of Wednesday along with 249 recoveries and 3,850 active cases. 843 of the active cases are in Regina.

The new cases are located in the Far North West (14), Far North East (8), North West (24), North Central (24), North East (8), Saskatoon (21), Central East (1), Regina (50), South West (3) and South East (2) zones. Four new cases have pending residence information.

125 people are in hospital. 104 people are receiving inpatient care: two in the Far North West, four in the North West, 18 in the North Central, three in the North East, 43 in the Saskatoon, one in the Central West, four in the Central East, 23 in the Regina, two in the South West and four in the South East zones.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is 215 or 17.7 new cases per 100,000 population.

21 patients are in intensive care: one in the North West, six in the North Central, nine in the Saskatoon, four in the Regina and one in the South West zones.

As of Wednesday, 1,597 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have been provided to health care workers in Regina as part of the initial pilot and Saskatoon as part of phase one.

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