Province reports 180 new cases, 184 recoveries, two new deaths

The Saskatchewan Legislature. -- Herald File Photo

Health officials reported 180 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, along with 184 recoveries and two new deaths.

Both patients passed away in the South Central Zone. One was in their 50s. The other was in the 80-plus age category. No other details about the deaths were released.

The province also reported 14,801 new vaccine doses administered, 1,042 of which were in North Central. Roughly 62 per cent of all Saskatchewan adults have received their first dose.

As of Saturday, there are 55,861 fully vaccinated people in the province, including 5,674 in North Central and a combined 4,040 in the three far north regions.

Second dose vaccinations are available for anyone who is 85 years of age and older who received their first dose before Feb. 15. Eligibility expands to include those 80 years of age and older on May 24, provided those residents received their first dose on or before March 1.

North Central reported 23 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, along with seven more recoveries, bringing the total number of active cases in the area to 151. Prince Albert reported for of those new cases, while North Central Zone 1 reported 13 and Zone 3 reported 6.

There are now 73 active cases in Prince Albert, 38 in Zone 1, and 40 in Zone 3.

The Far North West reported two new COVID-19 cases, along with four more recoveries, bringing their active case total to 41. The Far North East reported one new case and no new recoveries. There are now 29 active cases in the area.

Far North Central reported no new cases and no new recoveries. There is one active case in the area.

The North East Zone, which includes Nipawin, Tisdale and Melfort, reported six new cases and no recoveries. There are currently 29 active cases in the area.

As of Saturday, Saskatchewan has 1,770 active cases. The Saskatoon Zone has the highest total with 524, followed by the Regina Zone with 282, and the North West Zone with 186.

Far North Central has the lowest total with one. The North East and Far East are tied for second lowest with 29.

Saskatchewan reported an average of 160 new COVID-19 cases per day over the past seven days. At this time last week, the seven day average was 194.