Province announces 55 new cases, 89 recoveries, one death in Monday COVID update

The Saskatchewan Legislature. -- Herald File Photo

Provincial health officials reported 55 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, along with 89 recoveries and one new death.

A patient in the 80-plus age category from the Saskatoon Zone died after testing positive for the virus. The province did not release any other details about the case.

Healthcare workers administered another 9,928 vaccine doses on Sunday, including 690 in North Central, 21 in the Far North West, 25 in the Far North East, 136 in the North East, and 10 in Far North Central.

Roughly 69 per cent of Saskatchewan adults have received their first dose. Saskatchewan will enter the third phase of the provincial reopening plan once that total hits 70.

As of Monday, more than 211,000 residents are fully vaccinated, including 15,515 in North Central.

North Central reported two new cases on Monday, along with six recoveries. There are now 84 active cases in the region.

Prince Albert and North Central Zone 1 both reported one new case each. There are now 38 active cases in Prince Albert, 40 in North Central Zone 1, and seven in North Central Zone 3.

The Far North West reported one new case and four more recoveries. There are now 32 active cases in the region. The Far North East reported one new case and 13 recoveries. There are now 21 active cases in the region.

Far North Central continues to have no active cases.

The North East reported no new cases and two more recoveries, bringing their active case total to 19.

As of Monday, Saskatchewan has 774 active cases. The Saskatoon Zone has the highest number with 195, followed by the Regina Zone with 116, and the North West Zone with 111.

Saskatchewan health officials have reported an average of 76 new cases per day over the past week. That’s the lowest total since Nov. 4, when the average was 71.

There are 95 patients in hospital with COVID-19, 19 of which are in intensive care. Three of those ICU patients are in North Central.