Province hits new single-day high for vaccine doses administered, as active cases numbers rise for third straight day

The Saskatchewan Legislature. -- Herald File Photo

Health officials reported 162 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, along with 5,211 vaccine doses administered, 119 recoveries and five new deaths.

All five patients who died after testing positive for COVID were at least 80 years of age or older. Three deaths were reported in the Regina Zone, while the others were in Saskatoon and the South East.

The 5,211 vaccine doses administered on Friday were a new high for the province, which has rolled out 75,501 doses to date. Healthcare officials administered 869 of those doses in North Central. The Central East Zone received the highest amount with 1,202, followed by the North West with 918.

The North Central region reported three new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, along with 14 more recoveries. There are now 78 active cases in the area.

All three of those new cases came in North Central Zone 3, which now has 17 active cases. Prince Albert has 23, and Zone 1 has 38.

The three far north regions combined for 32 new cases on Saturday, 27 of which were in the Far North West. The remaining five cases came from the Far North East. The three Far North regions also reported a combined 27 recoveries.

There are now 164 active cases in the Far North West, 104 in the Far North East, and 46 in Far North Central. The Far North West also reported 33 new vaccine doses administered.

The North East reported nine new cases on Saturday, all of which were in North East Zone 1. The North East reported no new recoveries. Their active case total sits at 43.

The Regina Zone continues to have the highest number of active cases in the province with 488. The Saskatoon Zone is second with 294, followed by the Far North West with 164 and North West with 131.

The South West Zone has the lowest number of active cases with five, followed by the Central East Zone with 20 and the South East with 25.

There are currently 1,548 active cases across the province.

A total of 151 people are in hospital with COVID-19, including 16 people in intensive care. Almost all of those ICU patients are in Saskatoon or Regina. The lone case outside those two centres is in the North West.