Four more people have died from the disease, according to the province’s latest COVID-19 online dashboard update. There have now been 667 deaths from COVID-19 in Saskatchewan since the start of the pandemic. Almost a third of new cases (31%) are in the 20 to 39 age group, according to the update.
The province is now reporting 4,751 active cases of COVID-19, 17 more than the day before and an increase of nearly 200% from the same period last month.
The seven-day average of daily new cases is now 477, or 39.6 new cases per 100,000 people.
Saskatchewan reported a record 282 people hospitalized on Saturday, including 63 in intensive care – also a record number.
Saturday’s update marks a full week in which Saskatchewan’s record for COVID-19-related hospitalizations has been broken on a daily basis.
About 80% of people hospitalized on Saturday were not fully immunized, according to the province’s update.
The new cases reported on Saturday are located in the following areas:
- Far north-west: 28.
- Far north center: one.
- Extreme northeast: 16.
- North-West: 85.
- North Center: 30.
- North-East: 15.
- Saskatoon : 127.
- Center-West: 11.
- Center-East: 20.
- Régina : 47.
- Southwest: 32.
- South Center: 20.
- South-east: 32.
Location information was pending for 28 other cases.
A total of 1,113,989 COVID-19 tests have now been performed in Saskatchewan.