Province reports one death related to COVID-19 Sunday

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Saskatchewan health officials reported one new death related to COVID-19 on Sunday.
The death was in the South East zone and in the 80 plus age group.
The number of deaths related to COVID-19 has risen to 538.
On Sunday there were 17 cases reported in North Central, which includes Prince Albert.
This was among a total of 171 cases reported in the province. Saskatoon led the province with 70 cases reported.
Two cases not previously reported were added to the North Central total.
North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, has 49 active cases. North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 61 active cases and North Central 3 has 31 active cases.
There are currently 109 COVID-19 patients in hospital across the province. Of the 84 reported as receiving in patient care, five are in North Central. Of the 25 people reported as being in intensive care, five are in North Central.
The current seven-day average for new cases is 137, or 11.1 cases per 100,000 population. Of the 46,635 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan 1,430 are considered active.
Another 148 recoveries were reported on Sunday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 44,667.
Since the start of the pandemic, 10,238 cases are from the North area (4,420 North West, 4,275 North Central and 1,543 North East).
There were 2,241 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan yesterday. As of May 30, there have been 859,538 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan.
There were 11,061 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Saskatchewan bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 717,609.
There were 450 doses administered in the North Central Zone reported on Saturday. Doses were also administered in the adjacent North East, North West, Far North East, Far North West, Central West, Central East, South West, South East, South Central, Regina and Saskatoon.
There were 265 doses administered with zone of residence information pending,
According to the province, 77 percent of residents over the age of 40 have received their first dose, 71 percent of those 30 plus have received their first dose and 61 per cent of those 18 plus have received their first dose.

460 total variants of concern identified in North Central
There are now 460 confirmed variants of concern (VOC) cases identified by the province in the North Central zone as of May 29.
This was among 10,623 variants of concern identified by screening in Saskatchewan to date. Other regions with identified cases included Regina, Saskatoon, Far North East, Central West, Central East, South West, South Central and South East. There are currently 68 cases with area of residency pending.
There are now 58 variants identified in the adjacent North East zone.
Regina led the province with 4,626 identified VOCs.
There were no new lineage results reported today. Of the 5,713 VOCs with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing in Saskatchewan, 5,529 are B. (UK), 10 are B.1.351 (SA) and 144 are P.1. (Brazilian) and 30 are B.1.617 (Indian).