Province reports 7 new COVID-19 related deaths

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Saskatchewan is reporting 250 new COVID-19 cases and seven new deaths on Thursday.

The seven residents who died tested positive for COVID-19. Two residents from the Far North West and the North West zones in their 50s died. Two residents in their 60s from the North West zone and Saskatoon have died. Two residents over 80 died in Saskatoon. One person in their 70’s died in the South Central zone.

There are 22 new cases in the North Central zone, where Prince Albert is located. The region has 198 active cases.

Eight cases with pending resident information were assigned to the North Central zone.

There are nine new COVID-19 cases in Prince Albert. The city currently has an active case total of 95.

Across the province, 2,265 cases are considered active.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is 234, or 19.1 new cases per 100,000 population.

In hospital, 186 COVID-19 patients are receiving inpatient care. A total of 30 patients are in intensive care, including one in the North Central zone.

On Wednesday, there were 2,464 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan.

There were 723 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Wednesday in the province. In the North Central zone, 392 vaccines were administered.

Moderna’s allocation of 6,000 vaccine doses are expected to arrive at the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory in Regina on Feb. 5. The doses will be delivered to the Far North and North zones to provide second doses as well as to Kindersley and Rosetown for first doses.