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Saskatchewan adds 196 COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

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Saskatchewan health officials reported an additional 196 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and one new death.

The death was reported in the Regina zone in the 80 and over age category.

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Of the new cases reported Saturday, Saskatoon reported the most with 67, followed by Regina with 26.

The seven-day average of new cases is 193 or 15.7 per 100,000.

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Throughout the province, 2,072 cases are considered active.

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There are 144 people in hospital with coronavirus, including 26 in ICU. Regina has 12 patients in ICU and Saskatoon has 11.

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Health-care workers across the province administered 18,568 doses of COVID-19 vaccine on Friday.

Currently, anyone over 23 years old is eligible to receive a vaccine in the province’s age-based immunization program. Residents over 18 living in the Northern Saskatchewan Administrative District are eligible to get the vaccine.

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On Sunday, those aged 20 and older will be able to get the vaccine.

For a list of clinics administering the vaccine, see the Saskatchewan government’s website.

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