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Saskatchewan reports 171 new COVID-19 cases on first day of reopening

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On the same day Saskatchewan launched Step 1 of its reopening plan, government officials reported 171 new COVID-19 cases and one new death.

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The death was reported in the south east zone and the resident was in the 80 and older age group.

The newly reported cases are located in far north west, 7; far north east, 2; north west, 12; north central, 17; north east, 3; Saskatoon, 70; central west, 3; central east, 6; Regina, 19; south west, 4; south central, 10; and south east, 17.

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The province reported a record low number of hospitalizations on Sunday with 109 people being treated. This is the lowest total since Nov. 28 when 106 patients were in hospital.

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There are 25 people receiving intensive care in the province’s hospitals.

Health-care workers administered 11,061 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine since the province’s last report on Saturday.

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Currently, 66 per cent of people over the age of 18 have received their first dose in Saskatchewan.

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