Sask. reports nine more hospitalizations and one more death

The Saskatchewan Government has reported nine more people are in the hospital, and one more person has died due to COVID-19.

There are now 349 people in the hospital due to COVID-19. A total of 310 residents are receiving inpatient care. Of those, 116 inpatient hospitalizations are due to a COVID-19-related illness, 159 are incidental COVID-19 infections, and 35 have yet to be determined. In ICUs, a total of 39 residents are receiving care. Of those, 32 are due to COVID-19-related illnesses, and six are for incidental COVID–19 infections. One resident is currently in PICU/NICU for a COVID-19-related illness.

The one new death brings the provincial total to 990, marking the 35 in January.

The province also reported 1,331 new cases, bringing the active case count to 12,720.

Three hundred nineteen cases were reported in Regina, with 396 reported in Saskatoon. The Far North and North zones saw 152 new cases, the Central zones reported 118, and the Southern zones saw 204 cases.

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