Saskatchewan reports 42 new cases of COVID-19; one new death

The day before all provincial COVID-19 regulations lift in Saskatchewan, the province’s active case count is increasing slightly.

There are 42 new COVID-19 cases being reported Saturday through Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 dashboard. The new cases from from the far north east (9), Regina (8), far north west (7), south east (6), Saskatoon (5), south central (one), north east (one), north central (one), and the north west (one) zones.

Another Saskatchewan resident has died after testing positive for COVID-19, pushing the death toll to 572.

Another 30 people have recovered, but the active case count is up to 414. Despite this, the seven-day average of daily new cases is down to 44, which is 3.6 per 100,000 people.

There are 61 people in hospital with COVID-19, including 9 patients in ICU.

When it comes to vaccines administered, another 15,623 people received a COVID vaccine on Thursday, meaning a total of 1,288,868 doses have now been administered across the province.

Of those 15,623 doses, 1,964 of them were first doses.

The province says there’s a two-day delay in reporting vaccination numbers to ensure accuracy.

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