Three more COVID-related deaths were reported in the province, bringing the provincial total to 250 Saskatchewan residents who have died after testing positive for the coronavirus.
One death reported was in the 50 to 59 age group from the north-central zone, one in the 60 to 69 age group from the far northeast zone and one death was from an individual in the 80+ age group from the far northwest zone.
Recoveries once again outweighed new cases. It was the third time in the last four days, as the province reported 306 new recoveries along with 274 new cases.
The new cases are located in the far northwest (50), far north-central (10), far northeast (16), northwest (41), north-central (19), northeast (16), Saskatoon (51), central-west (three), central-east (five), Regina (41), southwest (one) and southeast (11) zones and 10 new cases have a pending location.
Ten cases with pending residence information were assigned to the far northeast (three), northwest (five) and north-central (two) zones.
One previously reported case in the Saskatoon zone has been found to be an out-of-province resident and was removed from the counts.
There are 197 people with COVID-19 in hospitals throughout the province, an increase of 20 hospitalizations compared to Thursday’s numbers.
In total, there are 162 people that are receiving inpatient care in the far northwest (four), northwest (13), north-central (22), Saskatoon (70), central-west (two), central-east (eight), Regina (36), southwest (two), south-central (one) and southeast (four) zones.
The other 35 people are in intensive care in the northwest (two), north-central (four), Saskatoon (18), central-east (one), Regina (nine) and south-central (one) regions.
COVID-19 vaccines continue to be administered as 1,110 doses were used in Saskatchewan on Friday, 338 less than Thursday’s total- this brings the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 32,385.
The doses were administered in the Regina (148), Saskatoon (34), far north-central (nine), far northeast (10), northeast (56), northwest (449), central-east (320) and southeast (84) zones.
Saskatchewan now has the highest percentage of administration of doses received of any province in Canada.
There are now 3,161 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the province.
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