The province of Saskatchewan reported five deaths related to COVID-19 on Wednesday.
One death was reported in the 30-39 age group from the Saskatoon zone, one death was reported in 50-59 age group from the Regina zone, and three deaths were reported in the 80+ age group from the North West, Regina and Saskatoon zones.
The number of deaths in the province has grown to 362.
There were 124 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the province on Wednesday.
The North Central zone, which includes Prince Albert, reported 12 new cases.
North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, has 44 active cases.
North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 55 active cases and North Central 3 has 55 active cases.
There are currently 178 people in hospital overall in the province. Of the 155 reported as receiving in patient care there are 15 in North Central. Of the 23 people reported as being in intensive care there are two in North Central.
The current seven-day average 160, or 13.0 cases per 100,000 population.
Of the 26,953 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 1,900 are considered active.
The recovered number now sits at 25,050 after 189 more recoveries were reported.
The total numbers of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 26,953 of those 7,059 cases are from the North area (2,831 North West, 3,127 North Central and 1,101 North East).
There were 271 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered yesterday in Saskatchewan bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 50,326. With this, 108 per cent of the doses received have been administered to date. The overage is due to efficiencies in drawing extra doses from vials of vaccine received.
There were 35 doses administered in the North Central zone yesterday. Other zones where vaccines were administered included the adjacent North East zone, Central East, Far North Central and Far North West.
The Far North West zone has reported an additional 214 doses administered on Feb. 8, 9, and 12.
According to the release the province in phase one of vaccine delivery, targeting residents and staff of long-term and personal-care homes, identified health care providers, residents 70 years and older and residents aged 50 and older in remote/Northern Saskatchewan. Eligible populations will be contacted directly to receive their vaccinations.
They added that registration for appointments for phase two sequenced populations will be available when phase two commences. People are advised not to contact HealthLine 811 to register for vaccinations at this time. Notification will be provided when the registration system is available.
There were 1,800 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Feb. 17.
As of today there have been 549,077 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan.