Health officials reported four more deaths linked to COVID-19 on Monday, along with 290 new COVID-19 cases.
Two deaths occurred in the far north. A patient in their 70s died in the Far North West, along with a patient age 80 years of age or older in the Far North East.
A patient in their 60s in the North East Zone, and a patient age 80 or older in the Saskatoon Zone also died. A total of 219 Saskatchewan residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak.
North Central reported 13 new cases on Monday, seven of which were in Prince Albert. North Central Zone 1 reported four new cases, while North Central Zone 3 reported two. There are now 286 active cases in Prince Albert, 141 in North Central Zone 1, and 160 in North Central Zone 3.
As of Monday, there are 587 active cases in North Central that’s the third highest total in the province. Saskatoon has the highest number of active cases with 910, followed by Regina with 603.
The province’s three far north regions reported a combined 77 new cases, 45 of which were in the Far North West. There are now 306 active cases in the area. Far North Central reported 12 new cases, bringing their active total to 72, and the Far North East reported 20 new cases, bringing their active total to 377.
The North East reported 33 new cases, 32 of which were in North East Zone 1. The lone remaining case was reported in North East Zone 2. There are now 258 cases in the entire North East.
Saskatchewan has 4,265 active COVID-19 cases, with 210 patients in hospital due to the virus. The province has average 291 new cases per day over the past seven days.
A total of 2,811 COVID-19 tests were processed on Sunday. That’s an increase of 479 over the day before. Healthcare workers have processed 473,604 tests since the start of the outbreak.
Healthcare officials administered 2,449 COVID-19 vaccine doses on Sunday, including 65 in North Central. Data from the Far North West and Far North Central was not included because it is not yet available. Far North Central reported 10 doses administered on Saturday.
A total of 20,866 patients have received their first dose of the vaccine, including 3,495 in North Central. At least one dose has been administered in every part of the province except the North West, Central West, South West and South Central zones.
As of Monday, 1,752 residents have received their second dose of the vaccine. All of those patients are in Regina or Saskatoon.