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Saskatchewan reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths

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The Saskatchewan government reported an additional two COVID-19 deaths on Saturday.

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One death of a resident in their 40s was reported in the central east zone, and one resident in the 80+ age category also died in the north west zone.

Saskatchewan is adding 249 COVID-19 cases. Due to a reporting issue, the total provincial active cases and recoveries were unavailable in the province’s daily update.

Officials said nine of the cases that were tested out of Saskatchewan have been added to the far north west (2), far north east (1), north west (1), north central (3), central east (1) and pending (1) counts.  Three cases not previously reported were added to the north west (1), Saskatoon (1) and south west (1) zones.  Three (3) cases previously reported were removed from the north west (2) and Saskatoon (1) zones.

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The new cases are located in the far north west (3), far north east (3), north west (14), north central (10), north east (7), Saskatoon (56), central west (12), central east (8), Regina (73), south west (18), south central (8) and south east (29) zones.  Eight new cases have pending residence information.  Forty-three cases with pending residence information have been assigned to the far north east (2), north west (15), north central (3), Saskatoon (3), central east (1), Regina (13), south west (2), south central (1) and south east (3) zones.

A total of 192 people are in hospital with COVID-19, which includes 47 people in intensive care. Of those 47 ICU patients, 31 are in Regina alone.

Health-care workers in the province administered an additional 10,490 doses of COVID-19 vaccine on Friday.

Officials announced on Friday evening that the drive-thru vaccine clinic in Regina had temporarily closed after vaccine supply was used up. On Saturday the government said unless there is an unexpected increase in available vaccines, the clinic is not anticipated to re-open until May 2.

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