78 Saskatchewan patients in ICUs as COVID-19 death toll rises by 4

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Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 death toll has risen for 41 consecutive days.

The four recently deceased who tested positive for the virus include two people in the 80-plus age group, and two in the 60-to-79 grouping. There have now been 773 COVID-19-related deaths in the province.

According to the Saskatchewan government’s dashboard on Friday, there were 312 new cases, bringing the overall infection total in Saskatchewan to 73,662. The seven-day average of new daily infections decreased to 380, from 418 on Thursday.

Saskatchewan’s active infections have decreased and now sit at 4,364. The Saskatoon zone leads the province with 1,009.

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Hospitals in the province are currently providing care for 339 patients with COVID-19: 261 are receiving inpatient care and 78 are in ICUs.

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The number of recoveries from the virus has grown by 238 to a total of 68,525.

According to the dashboard, 2,881 COVID-19 tests were performed on Thursday. To date, 1,183,449 tests have been carried out in the province.

The total number of vaccines administered in the province is 1,611,847.

Of Friday’s 312 new cases, the provincial government said 243 people were unvaccinated, which included 65 ineligible children under the age of 12.

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