Sask. reports 7 more COVID-19 deaths, 332 new cases
FILE - In this July 23, 2020, file photo, health care workers prepare a COVID-19 test sample before a person self-administered a test at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Miami-Dade County Auditorium in Miami as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues. As coronavirus cases surge in hard-hit Florida, so do the turnaround times for test results. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
REGINA -- Seven more people have died related to COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, the Government of Saskatchewan reported Saturday.
Four deaths were recorded in the north central zone, including one person in their 70s and another three people above the age of 80; and two deaths were recorded in the Regina zone, including one person in their 60s and another above the age of 80. One person in their 50s from the southeast zone also died.
Saskatchewan has reported 191 total COVID-19-related deaths.
The province also reported 332 new COVID-19 cases, along with 189 new recoveries. There are now 3,186 active COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan.
Of the new cases, nine are from the far northwest zone, eight are from the far north central zone, 17 are from the far north east zone, 44 are from the northwest zone, 18 are from the north central zone, 30 are from the northeast zone, 74 are from Saskatoon, two are from the central west, 14 are from the central east, 57 are from Regina, eight are from the south central zone and 32 are from the southeast zone.
Another 19 new cases are pending residence information. The province said it has removed three duplicate cases from the count, including two in the northwest zone and one from the central east zone.
A total of 179 people are in hospital in Saskatchewan related to the virus, with 30 people in intensive care.
The province said 3,049 COVID-19 tests were processed in the province on Friday.
Saskatchewan’s seven-day average for daily new cases is 289, or 23.9 new cases per 100,000 population.
The province said there will be limited details in publicly reported COVID-19 numbers on Sunday, Jan. 10, due to a delay in results. Full details from the weekend will be released on Monday, Jan. 11.
As of Jan. 9, the province said 6,964 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Saskatchewan.
In Regina, 2,069 first doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered, along with 788 second doses.
Saskatoon has seen 2,681 doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered. Another 482 doses have been delivered in Prince Albert.
For the Moderna vaccine, 1,040 total doses have been administered, including 482 in the far northwest zone, 65 in the far north central zone and 493 in the far northeast zone.
INMATE AT SASK. PENETENTIARY DIES FROM COVID-19 COMPLICATIONS
A Saskatchewan Penitentiary inmate died in hospital Friday as a result of complications related to COVID-19, Correctional Service Canada said in a news release.
“As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, CSC has notified the coroner who will review the circumstances of the death,” the release said.
This is the fourth federally-sentenced inmate to die with a COVID-19 diagnosis, CSC said.