Sask. reports 289 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new related death
REGINA -- Saskatchewan reported 289 new COVID-19 cases in the province and 135 new variant of concern (VoC) cases.
One more person has died of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, a person in their 50s in the North Central zone.
There are 2,742 active cases in the province. There were 205 new recoveries reported on Sunday.
New cases are located in the Far Northwest (nine), Far Northeast (two), Northwest (21), North Central (12), Northeast (two), Saskatoon (32), Central West (seven), Central East (26), Regina (106), Southwest (six), South Central (15) and Southeast (41) zones. Ten new cases have pending location details.
The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases is 261, or 21.3 new cases per 100,000 people.
There are 189 people in hospital with 45 in intensive care.
VARIANTS OF CONCERN
There are 135 new VoC cases in Saskatchewan, with 4,664 reported in total to date. Two hundred and six new cases have been genome sequenced. To date there have been 1,909 cases of the B.188.8.131.52 variant which originated in the U.K. and nine cases of the B.1.351 variant which originated in South Africa.
An additional 11,063 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.
The latest doses were administered in the Far Northwest (28), Far North Central (nine), Far North East (58), Northwest (638), North Central (925), Northeast (170), Saskatoon (3,003), Central West (129), Central East (766), Regina (2,624), Southwest (203), South Central (1,270) and Southeast (997).