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Saskatchewan adds 2 more deaths due to COVID-19, 270 new cases

Two Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. The province also announced 270 new cases on Saturday. Paul Chiasson / The Canadian Press

Two more people have died from the coronavirus in the province, according to Saskatchewan’s daily COVID-19 on Saturday.

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Saskatchewan also reported 270 new cases, bringing the provincial total to 19,985.

Both deaths were recorded in the Regina zone. One death was in the 60-69 age group and the other death was in the 80+ age group.

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Below is where the new cases are located:

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  • 10 in the far north west
  • one in far north central
  • 15 in the far north east
  • 49 in the north west
  • 23 in the north central
  • 13 in the north east
  • 68 in Saskatoon
  • five in the central east
  • 47 in Regina
  • six in the south central
  • 26 in the south east
  • seven new cases have pending residence information.

199 people are currently in hospital dealing with COVID-19 while 15,730 people have recovered from the virus. 4,043 cases are considered active.

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The seven-day average of daily new cases is 311.

As of Saturday, the province has administered 16,927 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

A shipment of 4,900 doses of Moderna vaccine arrived in Saskatchewan on Friday. Distribution is underway to the central and south east zones.

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