Saskatchewan’s coronavirus-related death toll remained static for the first time in almost a month.
The last time zero COVID-19 deaths were reported was on Jan. 14 – when there were 203. There have been 348 of these deaths in Saskatchewan to date, according to a press release from the provincial government.
According to Thursday’s update, there were 114 new cases with the overall infection total in Saskatchewan now at 25,957. The new seven-day average of daily cases is down to 182, which is the lowest since Jan. 3, and down roughly 43 per cent from its peak on Jan. 12.
Health officials said most of the new cases are located in the Saskatoon zone (52), followed by Regina (17), north west (15), far north west (5), far north central (4), central east (4), south central (4), far north east (3), north central (3), north east (3), central west (2) as well as one each in south west and south east (1).
The province’s hospitals are currently providing care for 187 patients with COVID-19 — 163 are receiving inpatient care and 24 are in intensive care.
Active cases, which are total cases less recoveries and deaths, now sit at 1,935 Saskatchewan, according to the press release. This is the lowest number since 1,928 were reported on Nov. 16, 2020.
The number of people who have recovered from the virus has grown to a total of 23,674 following 147 more recoveries, provincial health officials said.
According to the press release, COVID-19 tests carried out in Saskatchewan now total 535,393 since the first case was reported in the province in March 2020.
A total of 10,368 second doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan, provincial government officials said.
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To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or face coverings are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.
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141 new cases of COVID-19 in Sask; No new deaths – 620 CKRM.com
There are 141 new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, bringing the provincial total to 28,647.
Of those 141, the highest case numbers are 38 are in Saskatoon, 19 are in Regina, and 17 in the North West.
26,719 people have recovered from the virus, and the active case count sits at 1,543 case are considered active.
154 people are in hospital including 135 people receiving inpatient care, and 19 people are in intensive care.
There were 1,662 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered Saturday in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 78,226.
2 more COVID-19 deaths in Manitoba, 50 new cases Sunday – Global News
Manitoba public health officials advise two additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported Sunday.
The deaths are a man in his 80s and a woman in her 90s, both from the Winnipeg Health region.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.7 per cent provincially and 2.7 per cent in Winnipeg.
As of 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 50 new cases of the virus have been identified, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 31,859.
Today’s COVID-19 data show:
- 2 cases in Interlake-Eastern health region
- 21 cases in the Northern health region
- 1 case in the Prairie Mountain Health region
- 5 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region
- 21 cases in the Winnipeg health region
The data also show there are 1,194 known active cases and 29,770 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19.
There are 72 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 120 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 192 hospitalizations.
There are also 11 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 15 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 26 ICU patients.
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The total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 in Manitoba is 895.
The total number of confirmed B.1.1.7 variant of concern cases is five.
Laboratory testing numbers show 1,866 tests were completed Saturday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 525,373.
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20 additional deaths reported as Ontario surpasses 300K COVID-19 cases – CityNews Toronto
Ontario reported 1,062 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday as the province passed a sobering milestone.
It’s the fifth straight day more than 1,000 new infections were confirmed, bringing the provincial total to 300,816 since the pandemic began.
The seven-day rolling average of new cases sits at 1,104, which is an increase from 1,031 last Sunday.
Toronto reported 259 new cases while Peel Region added 201 new infections to its total. York Region reported just 86 new cases – the fewest number of new cases since moving into the Red-Control zone last week.
An additional 23 variants of concern were also confirmed in the province with 528 cases of the variant first discovered in the UK. There are 27 variant strains of the virus first confirmed in South African and just three of the variant first discovered in Brazil.
Another 20 people have died as a result of COVID-19, none involving residents in a long-term care setting, leaving the provincial death just shy of 7,000.
Provincial officials processed 49,185 tests in the last 24 hour period with more than 18,000 samples remaining to be confirmed.
Another 19,167 vaccines were administered on Saturday, bringing the provincial total up to 687,271. Just over 260,000 Ontarians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
While the number of hospitalizations fell to 627, likely due to the lack of full reporting from hospitals on the weekend, the number of COVID-19 patients in the ICU rose to 289 while those on ventilators also increased to 185.
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