Fifth death in two days due to COVID-19 reported Monday

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Following fourth deaths reported on Sunday another death related to COVID-19 was reported on Monday.

The person was from the Regina zone and in their 60s.

The number of deaths in the province has now grown to 60.

There was also 274 new cases reported by the province on Monday.

The North Central zone, which includes Prince Albert, reported 28 new cases.

The current seven-day average is 264, or 21.8 cases per 100,000 population.

North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, has 257 active cases, the same number as reported Friday.

North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 233 active cases and North Central 3 has 57 active cases.

The North Central zone is third in the Active Case Breakdown with 547 active cases.

Of the 10,412 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 4,763 are considered active.

Of the 143 people in hospital in the province, 117 are receiving in patient care including 12 in the North Central. Of the 26 in intensive care six are in the North Central.

The recovered number now sits at 5,589 after 59 more recoveries were reported.

The total numbers of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 10,412 of those 2,136 cases are from the north area (762 north west, 1027 north central and 347 north east).

Yesterday, 3,004 COVID-19 tests were processed.

As of today there have been 367,396 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan. 

Regina leads in new cases reported on Monday

In other zones there were 80 cases in Regina, 72 in Saskatoon, 26 in the North West, 21 in the Far North West, 12 in the South East, eight in the South West, seven in the Central East, six in the North East, four in the South Central and a single case in the Far North Central.  Three new cases have pending residence information.

One case with pending residence information has been assigned to the Saskatoon zone.  As well, one case with pending residence information has been deemed a non-Saskatchewan resident and removed from the case counts.

Of the 143 people in hospital elsewhere in the province; 48 are in Saskatoon, 24 are in Regina, nine in the North West, two in the South West and one individual in North East and South Central, are receiving in patient care.

Elsewhere in the province in intensive care there are 11 in Saskatoon, eight in the Regina zone and one in the South West zone.

The Saskatoon zone leads the Active Case breakdown with 1,538 cases.

In second place is Regina with 1,131 active cases.

The total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 9,730. Of those, 3,138 cases are from the Saskatoon area, 2,020 cases are from the Regina area, 1,306 cases are from the south area (510 south west, 453 south central and 343 south east), 1,082 cases are from the far north area (680 far north west, 84 far north central and 318 far north east) and 697 cases are from the central area (297 central west and 400 central east). There are now 33 cases with pending residence information

There are currently 324 cases that are health care workers; however, the source of the infections is not related to their work environments in all instances.

Of the 10,412 cases in the province: 504 cases are related to travel, 4,300 are community contacts, which includes mass gatherings, 2,400 have no known exposures and 3,208 are under investigation by local public health.

The age breakdown shows 2,191 cases involve people 19 years of age and under, 3,651 cases are in the 20-39-age range, 2,596 are in the 40-59-age range, 1,400 are in the 60-79-age range and 408 are in the 80-plus-age range. Five cases have a pending age confirmation.

The gender breakdown shows 50 per cent of the cases being females and 50 per cent being males.