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2 new COVID-19 deaths, 286 new infections in Saskatchewan

2 new COVID-19 deaths, 286 new infections in Saskatchewan

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Two more residents in their 70s who tested positive for COVID-19 have died in Saskatchewan, the government reported on Saturday.

The two deaths were reported in the Regina zone. A total of 473 deaths related to COVID-19 have now been reported in the province.

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Officials also added 286 cases on Saturday, bringing the seven-day average of daily new cases up to 257, or 21 per 100,000.

Regina and Saskatoon reported the most new cases, with Regina reporting 90 and Saskatoon reporting 55.

Across the province, 2,558 cases are considered active.

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In hospital, there are 186 patients with COVID-19, including 51 receiving intensive care.

A total of 4,321 COVID-19 tests were processed on Friday.

Health-care workers in Saskatchewan administered a total of 10,159 COVID-19 vaccine doses on Friday, bringing the total amount administered in the province up to 392,294.

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Currently, those aged 44 and older in Saskatchewan are eligible to receive the vaccine. In the Northern Administrative District, residents 40 and older can receive a vaccine.

Appointments can be made online at www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.  For those without an email address or cell phone, need assistance in booking, or are providing a letter for priority eligibility status must book by calling 1-833-SaskVax (1-833-727-5829).

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