There have been five more deaths in Saskatchewan that are COVID-19 related.
In its update Tuesday, the government says the five are all aged 80-plus with two coming from the Regina zone. The others were in the north-central, northeast and south-central areas. These deaths bring the provincial total to 165.
Meanwhile, there are 153 new cases and 120 recoveries which puts the active case count at 3,057 and the seven-day daily average at 214 or 17.7 new cases per 100,000 population.
The new cases are located in the Far North West (8), Far North East (6), North West (13), North Central (14), North East (5), Saskatoon (33), Central West (1), Central East (13), Regina (39), South Central (1) and South East (6) zones. Fourteen new cases have pending residence information.
Fifteen previously reported cases with pending residence information have been assigned to the North Central (11), North East (2), South Central (1), and Saskatoon (1) zones.
166 people remain hospitalized. 155 are getting inpatient care–42 in Regina with 31 receiving intensive care including 14 in Regina.
1,779 tests were processed on Monday bringing the provincial total to 437,421.
The government adds a total of 4,254 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have been provided in Saskatchewan. The majority of those first doses have been administered to health care workers as part of the pilot project, which is completed in Regina and nearing 90 per cent completion in Saskatoon. Those same health care workers will begin receiving their second doses soon, at which point they will be fully immunized.
The province expects a shipment of vaccines to be received in Prince Albert this week to allow vaccinations for eligible health care staff, long term and personal care home residents in the area to begin.
Vaccination of long term care residents and health providers began this morning in Saskatchewan’s Far North. The first Moderna vaccinations were provided in Île-à-la-Crosse and La Loche