147 new COVID-19 cases in Sask.; 2 deaths, 202 in hospital
This 2020 electron microscope made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows the spherical coronavirus particles from the first U.S. case of COVID-19. ockdowns and other tough measures implemented to fight coronavirus disease have led to a dramatic decline in other infectious illnesses such as influenza and sexually transmitted infections, public health data suggest. While experts say delayed diagnoses likely contributed to the drop in reported cases, the numbers are nevertheless stark. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/ CDC via AP
REGINA -- Saskatchewan tallied 147 new COVID-19 cases on Monday – the lowest daily case count this year. The province also announced two more deaths.
The two people who died were older than 80 and both were from the Northwest zone. So far, 306 people have died in Saskatchewan. January was the deadliest month for the virus in the province; 153 people died due to COVID-19 complications – which is equal to the death toll of the first nine months of the pandemic.
There are 202 people in hospital; 30 people are in intensive care.
The new cases are in the Far Northwest (14), Far Northeast (4), Northwest (24), North Central (3), Northeast (21), Saskatoon (13), Central West (6), Central East (7), Regina (33), Southwest (1), South Central (11) and Southeast (8) zones. Two cases are pending residence information.
The province recorded 310 recoveries, bringing the number of active cases in the province down to 2,369 – the lowest count since Nov. 20.
The seven-day average of new daily cases is 228.
On Sunday, were 88 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in the Far Northeast (22) and Saskatoon (66) zones.
Saskatchewan has administered 108 per cent of the doses received. The overage is a result of healthcare workers drawing six doses of vaccine out of some vials, which usually hold five doses.