6 more COVID-19 deaths, 309 new cases reported in Sask.
REGINA -- Six more people have died after testing positive for COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, according to the government.
The province also reported 309 new COVID-19 cases and 412 recovered cases, along with 4,165 total active cases.
The seven-day average of daily new cases in Saskatchewan is 300, or 24.7 per 100,000 population.
The six deaths include one person in their 60s and five people above the age of 80. Two deaths were reported in both the Regina zone and the southeast zone, and one was reported in the Saskatoon zone.
A total of 207 people are in hospital related to COVID-19 in the province, including 31 in intensive care.
Saskatoon lead the province with 69 new cases, followed by Regina with 43 and the north central zone with 30.
There were 2,929 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Monday.
A total of 24,575 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the province. The government said 1,957 doses were delivered on Monday.
NORTHERN SASK. MEDICAL HEALTH OFFICER CALLS FOR TIGHTER RESTRICTIONS ON OUTDOOR GATHERINGS
Overcrowded living conditions and non-compliance with the province’s public health measures is playing a part in the high COVID-19 case numbers in Northern Saskatchewan.
"Overall, what is really driving the current infections are multiple small gatherings — the wakes, the funerals — and also socialization between households," Dr. Nnamdi Ndubuka, medical health officer with the Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority (NITHA), said.
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