The provincial government reported another 576 cases of COVID-19 Friday, bringing the number of active cases throughout the province to 4,692. In addition to the new cases, four deaths linked to COVID-19 were also reported, putting the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic to 741.
There are 343 people who are currently in hospital receiving treatment for COVID-19; 71 of the cases in hospital are those in intensive care receiving treatment.
Of the new cases that were reported, 148 were children under the age of 12, and 51 were between the ages of 12 and 19. Another 170 were between the ages of 20 and 39, 129 were between the ages of 40 and 59, 60 were between 60 and 79, and 16 were over the age of 80.
Regionally, Saskatoon had the highest number of new cases with 146. There were 102 in the North Central region, and 58 in Regina. There were 43 new cases reported in the Central East, 35 in the South East, 34 in the South West and North Central, 31 in the Far North West, 21 in the Far North East, 15 in the North East, 14 in the South Central, three in the Central West and one in the Far North Central.
There were 2,485 first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine administered, and 2,172 second doses. Across the province, 749,188 people are fully vaccinated, which represents 63.6 percent of the total population. There are 337,838 people who are unvaccinated in Saskatchewan, which also includes roughly 155,000 under the age of 12 who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated.