Province reports three new COVID-19 deaths, including patient from far north

Daily Herald File Photo

Three more patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have died, including a patient in their 60s from the Far North East.

The two other deaths occurred in Regina. One patient was in their 60s while the other was at least 80 years of age or older. No other details were released. At total of 253 Saskatchewan residents have died after testing positive for the virus.

Health officials reported 260 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, 14 of which were in North Central. That was the second highest total out of any zone in the province. The Saskatoon Zone reported the highest number of new cases with 72. Regina was third with 42.

They also reported 167 recoveries, bringing the province’s active case total to 3,251. Saskatchewan has recorded an average of 260 new cases a day over the past week.

Prince Albert reported 11 new cases on Sunday, bringing the city’s active case total to 135. North Central Zone 1 reported two new cases, and North Central Zone 3 reported one. There are now 54 active cases in Zone 1 and 86 in Zone 3.

The three far north regions reported a combined 30 new cases on Sunday, 26 of which were in the Far North West. The Far North East reported three new cases, and Far North Central reported one.

There are now 316 active cases in the Far North West, 173 in the Far North East, and 80 in Far North Central.

The North East Zone reported nine new cases, all of which were in North East Zone 1. That zone has 183 active cases, compared to 12 in North East Zone 2 and eight in North East Zone 3.

There are 196 patients in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, including 32 in intensive care.

Healthcare workers processed 2,684 tests on Saturday, and administered 642 vaccine doses. All of those doses were administered in the Saskatoon, North West and South East zones.

As of Sunday, 29,475 patients have received their first vaccine dose, while 3,564 have received their second. A total of 4,277 doses have been administered in North Central. All of those doses were first doses.