REGINA – Another Saskatchewan resident has died after testing positive for COVID-19.
The province said the person, aged 80 and over, was from the northwest area. This is the province’s 45th death linked to COVID-19.
Saskatchewan also reported 197 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the number of active cases to 3,322.
In a statement, the government said six new cases are located in the far northwest area, four are from the far northeast area, five are from the northwest area, 17 are from the north-central area, five are from the northeast zone, 56 are from Saskatoon, one from the central-west zone, five from the central-east zone, 73 from Regina, 16 from the southwest zone, five from the central-south zone and two from the south-eastern area.
Two new cases are also awaiting information on the residence. Five cases awaiting residence information have been assigned, including four in the north-central area and one in the northwest area.
The seven-day average of new cases in Saskatchewan is 234, or 19.3 new cases per 100,000 population.
The province currently has 106 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 88 in hospital care and 18 in intensive care.
Another 137 people were reportedly recovered from the virus on Saturday.
- 328 active cases originate from the far north (129 far north-west, 61 far north-central, 138 far north-east)
731 active cases come from the north zone (263 north-west, 373 north-central, 95 north-east)
1,108 active cases are from the Saskatoon area
636 active cases are from the Regina area
142 active cases come from the central zone (57 center west, 85 center east)
354 active cases come from the southern zone (97 southwest, 104 central south, 153 southeast)
As of Friday, 3,359 COVID-19 tests were processed in Saskatchewan.