The total number of cases of COVID-19 continued to go up over the Thanksgiving long weekend. There were 507 new cases reported on Sunday, and 425 new cases reported on Monday. Over the same time period, there were five deaths also reported.
While there were 932 new cases reported over the two days, there were also 1,067 recoveries. This brought the number of active cases throughout the province down to 4,658.
In the update Monday, it was reported there are 347 people who are in hospital receiving treatment for COVID-19. Of those, 79 are receiving treatment in an intensive care unit.
Of the 932 new cases, 247 were among children under the age of 12, and 114 were among those between the ages of 12 and 19. There were 276 cases in the 20-39 age group, 193 in the 40-59 age group, 59 in the 60-79 age group and 27 in the 80 and older age group.
Geographically, there were 227 cases in the Saskatoon region reported over the two days, and 111 in the Regina region. For the three northernmost regions, there were 31 in the Far North West and 49 in the Far North East. There were no new cases reported in the Far North Central.
Another 122 cases were reported in the North West region over the two days, 107 in the North Central Region, and 27 in the North East. The Central West saw 14 new cases, with 88 in the Central East region.
For the three southern regions, there were 37 new cases reported in the South West, 21 in the South Central and 67 in the South East.
Provincewide, there were 7,824 doses of COVID-19 vaccines reported as administered. This brought the total number of people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Saskatchewan to 755,874. This is 64.1 percent of the province’s total population.