Province reports 98 new COVID cases, 166 recoveries, two deaths

The Saskatchewan Legislature. -- Herald File Photo

Saskatchewan health officials reported 98 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, along with 166 recoveries and two more deaths, one of which was in the Far North.

A patient in the 80-plus age category died in the Far North West Zone after testing positive of the virus. The other death involved a patient from the Regina Zone in their 20s. No other details about the deaths were released.

Prince Albert reported the only new case in the North Central region. There were also 13 recoveries.

There are now 96 active cases in North Central, 42 of which are in Prince Albert. North Central Zone 1 also has 42 cases. Zone 3 has 12.

The Far North East reported six new cases on Sunday. Those were the only cases reported in the Far North. The three far north regions also reported a combined 41 recoveries.

There are now 99 active cases in the Far North East, 52 in the Far North West, and 10 in Far North Central.

The North East, which includes Tisdale, Melfort and Nipawin, reported two new cases on Sunday. Both new cases were in North East Zone 1. There are now 47 active cases in the region, 43 of which are in Zone 1.

The Regina Zone has the highest number of active cases with 484, followed by Saskatoon with 263 and Central East with 117.

Central West has the lowest number of active cases with six, followed by Far North Central with 10.

There are currently 131 Saskatchewan residents in hospital with COVID-19, including 29 in intensive care. One of those ICU patients is in North Central.

Healthcare workers administered 2,220 vaccine doses on Saturday, including 410 in the North West and 320 in North Central.