Sask. reports over 600 new cases of COVID-19 for the first time – .

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Sask. reports over 600 new cases of COVID-19 for the first time – .


REGINA – Saskatchewan hit a devastating milestone on Thursday when the province first recorded more than 600 new cases of COVID-19.

With 601 new cases, the province broke its previous record for daily cases, which was set on Sunday at 550. The number of confirmed cases Thursday is a significant jump from the day before when the government announced 395 new cases.

Of the 601 new cases, 520 – or 87% – concern unvaccinated people, including 127 cases in children under 12 years old.

The cases are in the Far North-West (34), the Far-North-East (14), the North-West (65), the Center-North (45), the North-East (14) , Saskatoon (165), Midwest (7), Mid East (25), Regina (98), South West (34), South Central (24) and South East (43). Thirty-three new cases have residency information pending.

The province said an additional 10 people had died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths recorded in the province to 695. The 10 people were all over 80 years old.

There are 307 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, 74% are not fully vaccinated. The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care has exceeded 70 for the first time, with 72 people in intensive care beds.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is 488 and 4,669 active cases.

The government said healthcare workers administered an additional 4,792 doses of COVID-19, including 2,643 first injections and 2,149 second injections.

A RECORD SEPTEMBER

Saskatchewan set countless COVID-19 records throughout September.

Since the last day of August, hospitalizations related to COVID-19 have increased by 136% and active cases have increased by 112%.

The province confirmed 12,651 new cases in September – 19% of the total reported throughout the pandemic.

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