179 new cases of COVID-19, 1 death reported in Saskatchewan. –

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REGINA – The Government of Saskatchewan reported 179 new cases of COVID-19 and one death on Saturday.

The death was a person in their 50s from the Regina area.

There are currently 1,408 cases considered active, after 141 newly reported recoveries.

The new cases are located in: Far North West (five), Far North East (five), North West (21), North Central (18), North East (five), Saskatoon (38), Central West (two) , Center-East (10), Regina (27), South-West (11), Center-South (19) and South-East (18).

As of Saturday, 113 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, including 24 intensive care patients.

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases is 129, or 10.5 per 100,000 population.

VACCINES

The province said an additional 12,923 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in Saskatchewan to 706,548.

Second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are available in Saskatchewan for residents 70 years of age and older or anyone who received their first dose on or before March 15, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Others eligible for their second dose – including anyone diagnosed or treated for cancer, or anyone who has received a solid organ transplant – will receive a letter.

Appointments can be made by phone by calling 1-833-SASKVAX (727-5829), through the province’s online reservation portal or at a participating pharmacy.

VARIANTS OF CONCERN

There were 10,546 variants of concern identified during screening in Saskatchewan, up 147 from Friday.

No new line results were reported on Saturday.

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