The provincial government reported 312 new cases of COVID-19 Friday afternoon and four more deaths linked to the virus. Since the start of the pandemic in March of 2020, 773 Saskatchewan residents have now passed away. 

Of the new cases that were reported, 93 were those under the age of 19. Another 80 were in the 20-39 age group, with 86 in the 30-49 age group. There were 58 in the 50-69 age group and 26 over the age of 70. In terms of vaccination status, 255, or 82.7 percent, were not fully vaccinated. 

Regionally, Regina had the most new cases with 59. There were 39 cases in the North West, 34 in the Central East, 33 in Saskatoon, 32 in the South East, 20 in the North Central, 19 in the Far North East, 10 in the Far North West, eight in the South Central and North East regions, five in the South West and two in the Central West. 

There are 339 people in the hospital receiving treatment for COVID-19. This is an increase of four from Thursday. Of those in the hospital, 78 are in intensive care. This is up by three from Thursday. 

There were 1,854 first doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in the update and 2,306 second doses. This puts the percentage of the total population who have received at least one dose at 72.5 percent, with 64.6 percent having received two doses.