One new COVID-19 death, second dose open to residents 65 plus

No new deaths have been reported.

The province reported one additional death from COVID-19 Wednesday. The resident was in their 70s and from the North West zone. Saskatchewan also reported 130 new cases, of which eight were in the North Central Zone. Prince Albert had five new cases, to bring its total to 51.

The seven-day average of new cases is 131, or 10.7 per 100,000.

Saskatchewan administered 9,299 doses of vaccine Tuesday. Of those, 386 were administered in the North Central Zone. All residents over the age of 12 are eligible for their first dose of vaccine, while all residents aged 65 or older, or anyone who received their first dose before March 22, are eligible for their second shot.

Currently, 63 per cent of those aged 12 or older have received their first dose. When that hits 70 per cent, the remaining public health restrictions, such as mask use and gathering limits, will be lifted.