Two deaths from COVID-19 reported Monday

(File photo/Jayda Taylor)

After no deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday there were two deaths reported on Monday in the province.

The deaths were in the 70 to 79 age group in the North East and in the 80-years-old and over age group in the Far North East zone.

The number of deaths in the province has grown to 160.

The North East zone includes communities such as Melfort, Nipawin and Tisdale.

There were 286 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the province on Monday. This was the highest number reported since Dec. 10, 2020.

The North Central zone, which includes Prince Albert, reported 63 new cases.

North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, has 347 active cases.  

North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 105 active cases and North Central 3 has 100 active cases.  

There was one case with pending information added to the North Central zone.  

The North Central zone is second in the Active Case Breakdown with 552 active cases.

Regina is now reporting the most and Saskatoon is now third.

Two previously reported cases with pending residence information have been found to be out-of-province residents and removed from the counts.

There are currently 180 people in hospital overall in the province. Of the 145 reported as receiving in patient care there are 30 in North Central. Of the 35 people reported as being in intensive care there are five in North Central.

The current seven-day average is 209, or 17.2 cases per 100,000 population.  

Of the 16,367 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 3,027 are considered active.  

The recovered number now sits at 13,180 after 96 more recoveries were reported.

The total numbers of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 16,367 of those 4,062 cases are from the North area (1,501 north west, 2,030 north central and 531 north east).

As of Jan. 4, a total of 4,013 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have been provided to health care workers in Regina as part of the initial pilot and in Saskatoon as part of Phase 1.

Starting this week, Pfizer vaccinations will begin in Prince Albert and Moderna vaccinations will begin in the Far North West and Far North Central zones for eligible health care staff as well as long term and personal care home residents, according to the COVID-19 immunization prioritization.

There were 1,485 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Jan 3.

As of today there have been 435,642 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan.