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Saskatchewan reports 3 more COVID-19 related deaths, 200 new infections

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Saskatchewan government officials reported on Saturday that three more residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.

The youngest death reported was a resident in their 30s in the north central zone.

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Two of the deceased were reported in the far north east zone; one resident was in their 60s and the second resident was in the 80 plus age category.

Saskatchewan is also reporting 200 new novel coronavirus cases on Saturday.

Regina reported the most new cases with 91, followed by Saskatoon with 29 cases. The north central zone reported the least amount of new cases with only one case added to the count.

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Saskatchewan government officials have been advising Regina residents recently to consider sticking to their household only and not increasing their bubbles.

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The Regina zone accounts for 90 per cent or 141 of confirmed variant cases. There are 504 presumed variant cases in the region.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is 134 or 11 cases per 100,000.

There are 135 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Saskatchewan. Of those hospitalizations, 27 patients are receiving intensive care.

Health-care workers across the province administered 8,766 doses of COVID-19 vaccine on Friday. A total of 133,828 doses have now been administered throughout Saskatchewan.

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‘The dominant strain’: 90% of COVID-19 cases in Regina are a variant

‘The dominant strain’: 90% of COVID-19 cases in Regina are a variant

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