Saskatchewan reports eight new deaths of residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, along with 271 new cases and 495 more recoveries from the virus.
The total of cases reported in the province moved to 74,940 while the total of reported recoveries is 70,713. The total deaths from COVID-19 in Saskatchewan is 793 since the pandemic began.
New cases were reported in the following areas:
- extreme northwest: 9
- extreme northeast: 11
- Northwest: 30
- north center: 32
- northeast: three
- Saskatoon: 82
- central west: one
- center east: 22
- Regina: 35
- southwest: six
- south center: two
- southeast: 10
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The provincial government said on Tuesday that 28.4 percent of new cases are in the 20 to 39-year-old age category. 27 percent of the new cases eligible for vaccination were fully vaccinated.
The active case count has fallen to 3,434 and the seven-day average of new cases per day stands at 319, or 26.5 new cases per 100,000 population.
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Hospitalizations are 335 with 252 people receiving hospital care and 83 in intensive care units.
According to health officials, of the 335 patients, 251 were not fully vaccinated.
COVID-19 tests were recorded at 2,092, 587 tests less than Monday’s figures. 1,188 new doses reported were administered in Saskatchewan on Tuesday, a reduction of 912 doses from Monday.
Patient transfers out of the province
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) announced Tuesday that one ICU patient has been successfully transferred to Ontario and two more are in the process of being transferred.
SHA officials say the number of transfers scheduled for Wednesday is still being finalized.
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“These transfers are the result of the prolonged period of high demand in Saskatchewan ICUs that has an impact on the quality and availability of critical care,” the government said in Tuesday’s COVID-19 update.
Patient transfers out of the province will be reported daily on the province’s COVID-19 panel on the government website.
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