Sask. reports 4 more COVID-19 deaths, 329 new cases

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REGINA – Four other Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. This includes three people aged 80 and over from the North Central Zone, South East Zone and Regina, and one person in their 60s from the South Central Zone.

The province also reported 329 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total of active cases in Saskatchewan to 3,263.

In a statement, the government said there were eight new cases in the far northwest area, four in the far northeast area, 23 in the northwest area, 21 in the north-central area, a in the Northeast, 158 in Saskatoon, six in the Midwest Zone, 11 in the Central East, 61 in Regina, 16 in the Southwest Zone, one in the Central South Zone and 14 in the South Zone. is.

Five new cases are awaiting information on the residence. Four cases awaiting localization have been assigned to the central-north zone.

The seven-day average of daily new cases in the province is 268, or 22.1 new cases per 100,000 population.

A total of 111 people are hospitalized due to COVID-19, including 95 in hospital care and 16 in intensive care.

Another 208 people were reportedly cured of the disease on Friday.

REGIONALLY

  • 328 active cases come from the far north (123 far north-west, 69 far north-center, 136 far north-east)

  • 731 active cases come from the north zone (269 north-west, 366 north-central, 96 north-east)

  • 1057 active cases are from the Saskatoon area

  • 605 active cases are from the Regina area

  • 139 active cases come from the central zone (57 center west, 82 center east)

  • 376 active cases come from the southern zone (97 in the southwest, 119 in the center-south, 160 in the southeast)

3,687 COVID-19 tests were performed in Saskatchewan as of Friday.

SASK. HEALTH AVOID RESPONSE AS LITTLE ICU CAPACITY NEAR 100%

The move comes after the SHA reported a five-fold increase in COVID-19 cases in intensive care units over the past thirty days, which brought the capacity to nearly 100%.

Health officials said pressure points in Saskatoon as of Thursday left just three intensive care beds available in the city.

The SHA is to create about 200 more beds for COVID-19 patients than what currently exists in all hospitals outside of Saskatoon and Regina.

On contact tracing, the agency said it needs to add staff to enable an effective tracing of 450 cases per day and possibly more.

He said 450 cases per day would create 72,000 hours of work for contact tracers over a two-week period, or an average of more than five thousand hours per day.

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