Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 count sees 96 new cases, 96 recoveries Thursday

There are 96 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday in Saskatchewan.

The new cases come from Regina (20), the central east (19), the couth east (19), Saskatoon (12), the south west (six), the south central (five), the north west (five), the north central (three), the north east (three), and the far north east (two).

One more person has died after testing positive for COVID-19, increasing the death toll to 915.

There are another 96 recoveries being announced. The active case count is at 993.

The number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations is down to 142, but the number of ICU admissions is up to 38.

There were 2,160 daily new tests processed by the provincial lab.

Another 1,834 new doses of COVID vaccines were administered, including 455 first doses.

A total of 831,068 people are now fully vaccinated in Saskatchewan. According to Premier Scott Moe during Thursday’s COVID-19 update, 87 percent of Saskatchewan residents 12 and older have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 81 percent have received both doses.

The vaccination program for children ages five to 11 is currently underway.

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