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189 COVID-19 patients in Saskatchewan hospitals, 45 in ICU

A total of 11,063 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered by health-care workers across Saskatchewan on Saturday. Robin Utrecht / ABACAPRESS.COM

In a delayed COVID-19 daily update, Saskatchewan officials reported a total of 189 COVID-19 patients are in hospital including 45 who are receiving intensive care.

The majority of ICU patients are in Regina with 30, followed by 10 in Saskatoon.

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For the second day in a row Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 update was delayed as Health Ministry epidemiologists reconciled ongoing data related to reassigned and unassigned cases.

Saskatchewan is reporting 289 more COVID-19 cases. The 7-day average of daily new cases is 261 or 21.3 new cases per 100,000.

As of Saturday, 4,664 variants of concern have been identified by screening in Saskatchewan. Officials are reporting 206 new lineage results reported on Sunday.

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The province also reported one new death in the north central zone in a resident in their 50s.

Health-care workers in the province administered 11,063 COVID-19 doses on Saturday.

There will be a reduction in an April 26 Moderna shipment. Saskatchewan’s allocation of doses has been reduced by 47 per cent from 35,800 doses to 18,800 doses.

“The Ministry is working with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Indigenous Services Canada to determine the potential impact this reduction could have on booked appointments, and the pharmacy vaccination pilot project, and will have an update in the coming days,” a government statement read.

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