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4 COVID-19 deaths reported in Saskatchewan

Officials said 592 Saskatchewan residents with COVID-19 have died since the start of the pandemic, with a case fatality rate of 1.1 per cent. (Getty Images)

Saskatchewan reported four new COVID-19-related deaths on Tuesday.

No further details on the deaths were provided or whether the deaths were in unvaccinated people.

Officials said 592 Saskatchewan residents with COVID-19 have died since the start of the pandemic, with a case fatality rate of 1.1 per cent.

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It comes as the province reported 139 new cases, bringing the overall total to 52,800. There are currently 1,625 active cases in the province.

Saskatoon reported the most new cases — 46 — with 18 reported in the far northwest and 16 in the north-central zone. Residence information is pending in 16 cases.

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Of the new cases, the province said 46.8 per cent are in those aged 20 to 39.

Officials said 11.5 per cent of those who tested positive for COVID-19 were in people who were fully vaccinated.

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The seven-day average for new cases is 184 — 15.3 new cases per 100,000 people.

As of Tuesday, 100 people were in hospital for treatment — 69 who were not vaccinated — with 14 patients in intensive care.

The province said 686,298 people in the province are now fully vaccinated.

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