There were 411 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Saskatchewan Saturday. The provincial government’s daily updated also included three deaths. There were also 476 recoveries reported, bringing the total number of active cases to 4,297.
The daily update stated there were 327 people in the hospital receiving treatment for COVID-19, which was down by 12 from Friday. However, three more people had been admitted to intensive care, bringing that number up to 81.
Of the new cases that were reported, 80 percent were among those who were not fully vaccinated. Broken down by age, 123 of the cases were in those under the age of 12, and 42 were those between 12 and 19. Another 100 cases were reported in the 20-39 age group, 88 in the 40-59 age group, 43 in the 60-19 age group, and 15 over the age of 80.
Regionally, 98 of the cases were reported in the Saskatoon area, and 49 in the Regina area. Another 58 cases were reported in North Central, 51 in the North West, 39 in Central East, 21 in the Far North East, 19 in the South East, 18 in the Far North West and North East, nine in the Central West, eight in the South Central region, and seven in the South West region.
The percentage of the province’s total population now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 increased to 64.9 percent, with 1,968 first doses and 2,510 second doses reported. Regina has the highest percentage of its population fully vaccinate at 66.6 percent.