Two deaths related to COVID-19 reported Wednesday

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There were two deaths related to COVID-19 reported in the province on Wednesday.

Both deaths were in the 80 plus age group and were located in Regina and Saskatoon.

The number of deaths related to COVID-19 in the province is now 389.

The North Central zone, which includes Prince Albert, reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

This was among 121 new cases reported in Saskatchewan.

North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, has 19 active cases.

North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 30 active cases and North Central 3 has 15 active cases. There are currently 153 people in hospital overall in the province. Of the 133 reported as receiving in patient care there are 14 in North Central. Of the 20 people reported as being in intensive care there is one in North Central.

The current seven-day average 154, or 12.5 cases per 100,000 population. The high was 312 reported on Jan. 12.

Of the 29,059reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 1,431 are considered active.

The recovered number now sits at 27,239after 180 more recoveries were reported.

The total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 29,059 of those 7,437 cases are from the North area (3,024 North West, 3,259 North Central and 1,154 North East).

There were 1,358doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered yesterday in Saskatchewan bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 81,597.

There were 232 doses administered in the North Central zone yesterday. The other zones where vaccines were administered were in the North West, Far North Central, Central East, Far North Central, Far North East, Saskatoon and Regina.

According to the province as of March 2, 50 per cent of Phase 1 priority healthcare workers received a first dose. This percentage includes healthcare workers from long term care and personal care home facilities.

Pfizer shipments for the week of March 1 have arrived in Regina (3,510) and Saskatoon (3,510). North Battleford (2,340) and Prince Albert (4,680) shipments are expected by end of day March 3.

There were 2,588 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Feb. 28.

As of today there have been 582,829 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan.

Michael Oleksyn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Prince Albert Daily Herald