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COVID-19: Saskatchewan sets new ICU record for second day in a row

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WATCH: Saskatchewan officials provided a number of updates during a technical briefing on Friday, including the delivery of millions of rapid antigen tests and how the health care system has redeployed staff to dealing with an overwhelming amount of COVID-19 patients. Kimberley Fowler has more. – Oct 15, 2021

One day after breaking the record for ICU patients with COVID-19, Saskatchewan has set another one with 84 patients admitted.

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There are an additional 249 people in hospital with COVID-19 receiving in-patient care.

Of the 333 total COVID-19 patients in hospital, 251 or 75.4 per cent were not fully vaccinated.

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Five more residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have since died, the province also reported Sunday.

The province’s COVID-19 death toll is now 781.

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Officials also reported 320 new cases in Saskatchewan on Sunday.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is 340 or 28.2 per 100,000 people.

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Across Saskatchewan, there are 3,967 active cases. As of Sunday, Saskatoon has the most active cases with 937, followed by the north west zone with 588 active cases.

A total of 3,798 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered since the province’s last update on Saturday.

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