A patient in the Regina region has passed away due to COVID-19.
Health officials say the patient was in their 70s. No other details were released. This is the province’s 19th COVID-19 related death.
The province also reported 11 new cases on Thursday, nine of which were in South Central Region Zone Two. That area includes the City of Moose Jaw, as well as the communities of Avonlea, Briercrest, Brownlee, Caronport, Central Butte, Drinkwater, Eyebrow, Keeler, Marquis, Mortlach, Rouleau, South Lake, Sun Valley and Tuxford.
The Southwest Region and Saskatoon Region reported one new case each.
Another 31 patients have recovered from the virus. That means the total number of active cases has dropped to 204.
There are four active cases in the North Central Region. That’s down from five on Wednesday. None of the four active cases are in Prince Albert.
The Central West Region continues to have the highest number of active cases, although conditions are improving. As of Thursday, there were 64 active cases in the area. That’s down from the 73 active cases reported on Wednesday.
Of the 64 current cases, 40 are located in Central West Zone One. That area includes the communities of Biggar, Brock, Coleville, Dodsland, Eatonia, Elrose, Eston, Flaxcombe, Harris, Kerrobert, Kindersley, Kinley, Luseland, Major, Marengo, Netherhill, Perdue, Plenty, Rosetown, Smiley, Tessier, Tramping Lake and Zealandia.
The Northeast Region has the second highest number of active cases with 31. All but one of those cases are in Northeast Region Zone Two, which includes the City of Melfort, and the communities of Beatty, Kinistino, Melfort, Naicam, Pleasantdale, St. Brieux, Star City, Valparaiso and Weldon.
Active case numbers in the far north fell from four to two on Thursday. Both of those cases are in Far Northwest Region Zone One. That includes the communities of Beauval, Buffalo Narrows, Canoe Narrows, Cole Bay, Ile-a-la-Crosse, Jans Bay, La Loche, Michel Village, Patuanak, St. George’s Hill and Turnor Lake.
There are 13 people in hospital due to COVID-19. Six patients are in intensive care, including one in the North Central Region.
The province reported that 954 people were tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday.
COVID-19 testing is now available on request, regardless of whether or not someone shows symptoms. Referrals are available from HealthLine 811.