Province reports 270 new cases, two deaths and 2,857 vaccine doses administered in Saturday COVID update

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Health officials reported 270 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, 23 of which were in the North Central region.

They also reported that two more patients have died after testing positive for the virus. Both deaths occurred in Regina.

One patient was in their 60s. The other was at least 80 years of age or older. No other details were released.

Prince Albert reported 12 new cases on Saturday, while North Central Zone 1 reported four and North Central Zone 3 reported seven. There are now 336 active cases in Prince Albert, 154 in North Central Zone 1, and 163 in North Central Zone 3.

North Central has 653 active cases in total. That number includes six cases that were previously reported without residency information.

The Saskatoon Zone has the highest number of active cases in Saskatchewan with 846. North Central is second and Regina is third with 543.

The three far north regions reported a combined 26 new cases on Saturday, with 15 in the Far North East, 10 in the Far North West and one in Far North Central.

The Far North East now has 408 active cases, followed by the Far North West with 261, and Far North Central with 63.

The North East region reported 13 new cases on Saturday, all of which came from North East Zone 1. There are now 200 active cases in the region, 165 of which are in Zone 1.

There are 199 people in hospital with the virus, 35 of which are receiving intensive care. Five of those ICU patients are in North Central.

Healthcare workers processed 3,071 COVID-19 tests on Friday. More than 468,000 tests have been processed since the start of the outbreak.

Healthcare workers also administered 2,857 vaccine doses on Friday, including 857 in Prince Albert, 129 in the Far North West, and 426 in the North East. To date, nearly 17,000 vaccine doses have been administered across Saskatchewan.