Province reports 3 new deaths linked to COVID

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North Central has highest active case total in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan health officials reported 334 new active COVID-19 cases on Thursday, and three more deaths.

One of those deaths was in the North Central region. The patient was in the 80 and over age group.

The other two deaths were recorded in Regina. One patient was in their 70s while the other was age 80 or older.

No other details were given about any of the three patients.

The North Central Zone reported 65 new cases on Thursday, second only to Saskatoon which reported 83. Regina had the third highest number of new cases with 49.

Prince Albert reported 15 new COVID cases. North Central Zone 3 reported 29 and North Central Zone 1 reported 21. There are now 602 active cases in North Central.

That’s the highest total out of any zone in the province. Regina is second with 475 and Saskatoon is third with 465.

The three far north regions reported a combined 40 new cases on Thursday.

The Far North East reported 24, while the Far North West reported 16 and Far North Central reported 1.

There are now 343 active cases in the Far North East. That’s the fourth highest total in the province. The Far North West has 162 while Far North Central has 19.

The North East region, which includes Melfort and Nipawin, reported 14 new cases on Thursday. There are now 79 active cases in the area.

A total of 17,138 people have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak. More than 14,000 have recovered and 177 have died.