Province reports one new death related to COVID-19 Wednesday

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Saskatchewan health officials reported one new death related to COVID-19 on Wednesday.
The death was in the 40 to 49 age group and in the Saskatoon zone.
The number of deaths in Saskatchewan related to COVID-19 has risen to 528.
There were eight new cases of COVID-19 in North Central, which includes Prince Albert, on Wednesday.
In the province there was a total of 151 new cases reported. Saskatoon led the province with 51 new cases reported.
One case tested out of province has also been added to North Central.
North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, has 52 active cases. North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 47 active cases and North Central 3 has 29 active cases.
There are currently 133 COVID-19 patients in hospital across the province. Of the 106 reported as receiving in patient care, there are six in North Central. Of the 27 people reported as being in intensive care, there are three in North Central.
The current seven-day average for new cases is 141, or 11.5 cases per 100,000 population. Of the 46,001 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 1,442 are considered active.
Another 189 recoveries were reported on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 44,031.
Since the start of the pandemic, 10,107 cases are from the North area (4,370 North West, 4,207 North Central and 1,530 North East).
There were 2,162 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on May 25.
As of today there have been 849,055 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan.
There were 4,654 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Saskatchewan bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 669,847.
There were 82 doses administered in the North Central zone reported on Wednesday. Doses were also administered in the adjacent North East, North West, Far North Central, Far North East, Far North Central, Central West, Central East, South Central, South East, South West, Regina and Saskatoon.
There were 158 doses administered with zone of residence pending.
According to the province, 76 per cent of residents over the age of 40, 70 per cent of those 30 plus and 63 per cent of those 18 plus have received their first dose.
The province noted that this week’s shipment of 63,180 Pfizer doses is expected to arrive in Saskatchewan today. These doses will be distributed to Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, North Battleford, Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) North, ISC South, ISC North Battleford, Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority Prince Albert and pharmacies throughout the province.
408 total variants of concern identified in North Central
There are now 408 total confirmed variants of concern (VOC) cases identified by the province in the North Central zone, as of May 25.
This was among 10,317 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 64 cases with area of residency pending.
There are now 56 VOCs identified in the adjacent North East.
Regina led the province with 4,564 identified VOCs.
There were 75 new lineage results reported today. Of the 5,711 VOCs with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing in Saskatchewan, 5,528 are B. (UK), 10 are B.1.351 (SA), 144 are P.1. (Brazilian) and 29 are B.1.617 (Indian).
The B.1.617 (Indian) has been identified in North Central.