Province reports two more deaths, including one in North Central

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Two more Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died, including one in the North Central area.The other death occurred in Saskatoon. Both patient were at least 80 years of age or older. No other details were released.

Health officials reported 247 new COVID cases on Wednesday, 27 of which were in North Central. Saskatoon reported the highest number of new cases with 82. North Central and North West reported the second highest total with 27 each. Prince Albert reported 16 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the city’s active case total to 307.

North Central Zone 1 reported four new cases, while North Central Zone 3 reported 7.Another 26 North Central patients have recovered from the virus. There are now 606 active cases in the area. That total includes eight new cases that were reported previously without residency information. North Central has the second highest number of active cases in the province. Saskatoon has the most with 710. The three far north regions reported a combined 31 new cases on Wednesday. Far North Central reported 10, while the Far North West reported 12 and the Far North East reported nine. There are now 52 active cases in Far North Central, 223 in the Far North West and 430 in the Far North East.

A total of 205 patients are in hospital with the virus, 36 of which are in intensive care. Six ICU patients are in the North Central area.

Healthcare workers processed 2,620 COVID-19 tests on Jan. 12.A total of 10,400 vaccine doses have been administered as of Jan. 13, but the province says not all vaccine reports have been received. A detailed update will be available on Jan. 14.