COVID-19 in Sask: 254 new cases, one death

Modesto Morganelli
Aprile 5, 2021

The Prince Albert COVID-19 clinic is located at Thorpe Industries Warehouse, 1 Pine Street, and located East of the Provincial Forest Fire Control Center- North of Prince Albert on Highway 2 and will be open from 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

The remaining Moderna doses from their March 22 shipment are expected to show up in Saskatchewan Saturday and next Wednesday.

A news release from the government issued Friday afternoon reported 1,951 variants of concern had been identified through screening in the province as of April 1. The death was reported in the 60 to 69 age group in the Saskatoon zone.

COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan continue to rise, with the province reporting 254 new cases on Friday, bringing the provincial caseload so far to 34,043.

Starting Friday, the COVID-19 vaccine appointment booking system will expand to include residents 58 years of age or older. The total number of reported deaths related in COVID-19 in Saskatchewan is now 436.

So far, there have been 1,951 variant infections in Saskatchewan in the Regina (1,419), south-central (151), southeast (127), Saskatoon (72), central-east (30), north-central (12), central-west (eight), southwest (seven) and far northeast (two) areas.

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The seven-day average of daily new cases is 212, or 17.3 new cases per 100,000 population.

One hundred ninety-three people are in hospital. Since those were outweighed by the new cases, the active total rose to 2,053. Thirty-seven people are in intensive or critical care in the following zones: Regina (23), Saskatoon (9), North Central (2), Central East (1), North West (1), and South Central (1).

There were 4,780 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on April 1. The national rate was 730,689 tests performed per million population.

Reduce activities outside of your home. Last week, the government announced that some COVID-19 restrictions that had been loosened would be re-introduced in Regina and the surrounding area due to a rise in case numbers and variants of concern. If you are able to work from home, work from home at this time.

Avoid all unnecessary travel to and from Moose Jaw and Weyburn. One previously reported case was assigned to each of the Regina and northwest zones. Of the 949 VOCs with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing in Saskatchewan, 941 are B1.1.1.7 (UK) and eight are B1.351 (SA).

These cases are located in the Far North Central, Athabasca (0), Far North West (5), Far North East (20), North Central (3), and North East (12).

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