Over 60 percent of Saskatchewan’s new COVID-19 cases being announced Wednesday come from the Regina zone.
There are 190 new cases with 116 of those being in Regina. It means over the last four days, there have been 414 new cases reported as the city and surrounding area continue to be a hotspot for the virus.
There are 96 new recoveries meaning the active case count shoots back up over the 1,500 mark with the number now at 1.565.
A person aged 80 plus from the northwest zone has died from the virus bringing the provincial total to 420.
147 people are in hospital which is down five from Tuesday’s report. 22 of those 147 are in intensive care.
The province is reporting a total of 1,251 cases involving variants of concern as of Tuesday, the majority of which are in Regina.
954 of those cases have been identified by screening with the other 360 coming throughgenome sequencing at the Roy Romanow Provincial Lab.
The seven-day daily average now sits at 173 or 14.1 new cases per 100,000 population.
2,298 vaccines were delivered on Tuesday with almost half of those coming in Regina.
The Pfizer shipments for Regina (15,210 doses) and Saskatoon (17,550) were received on Wednesday with the Yorkton (3,510 doses) shipment expected to arrive by the end of day om Wednesday. A Moderna shipment (24,200 doses) is expected Thursday.