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Saskatchewan officials report 12 COVID-19 deaths

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Correction: A previous headline and version of this article stated that Saskatchewan officials broke a record for highest daily COVID-19 deaths reported in the province on Friday. This is incorrect. On Jan. 26, 14 COVID-19 deaths were reported. 

Saskatchewan officials recorded 12 new COVID-19 deaths on Friday,

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Friday’s update brings the provincial death toll up to 812.

Officials also reported 300 new cases on Friday, with Saskatoon reporting 78 new cases. Regina reported 38 new infections.

The seven day average of daily new cases is 312 or 25.9 per 100,000 people.

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There are 308 COVID-19 patients in hospital in Saskatchewan, including 80 patients receiving intensive care.

Of the 308 COVID-19 patients, 226 or 73.4 per cent were not fully vaccinated.

So far, six COVID-19 patients have been transferred to hospitals in Ontario. Three more patients are expected to be transferred between Friday and Sunday.

The provincial emergency operations centre confirmed on Friday that starting next week, “roughly” two to four patients are expected to be transferred daily.

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An additional 4,216 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered since the province’s last update on Thursday.

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