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Saskatchewan sets new daily record for COVID-19 cases

Saskatchewan reported 449 new cases on Monday, its highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic.

A new daily record for COVID-19 cases was set in Saskatchewan.

The province reported 449 new cases on Monday, the highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic. The previous daily high was 441 on Nov. 21, 2020.

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Saskatchewan has recorded over 400 new cases daily in three of the past four days.

Of the new cases, 387 — 86 per cent — were reported in unvaccinated people and 48 new cases — 11 per cent — in fully-vaccinated people.

The remaining cases are in those people who are partially vaccinated.

The provincial dashboard reported 148 new daily cases in people aged 19 and younger — 142 who were not vaccinated. The province did not say how many were under the age of 12 who cannot be vaccinated.

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There were 159 new cases in those aged 20 to 39, 141 who were not vaccinated.

Saskatoon continues to lead the province with new cases, with 105 reported on Monday.

There were 3,766 active cases in Saskatchewan on Monday, with 1,038 of those in Saskatoon.

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case numbers in Saskatchewan was 377 — 31.3 new cases per 100,000 people. It is the highest seven-day average recorded in Saskatchewan.

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Four new deaths were reported Monday, bringing the overall total in the province to 625.

One death was reported in the 80-plus age category and three in people between the ages of 60 and 79.

The province said 209 people are receiving treatment in hospital, 41 who are in intensive care. Officials said 162 of the patients — 77.5 per cent — were not fully vaccinated.

There have been 59,165 total cases in Saskatchewan, with 54,764 recoveries.

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