Friday, a death among people who have tested positive for COVID-19 was reported in the North West zone. Reported March 15, the death was in the 60-69 age group. Saturday, another death was reported in the 80+ age group from the North West zone, bringing the North West zone’s death toll to 52.
Saturday, there were 14 new cases reported in the North West. Regional statistical breakdowns were unavailable Saturday, but as of Friday, subzone 2 of the North West zone continued to lead the four subzones in active cases as of March 16’s Saskatchewan Dashboard.
Subzone 2, which includes Lloydminster, had 122 active cases, with 13 new cases reported March 16. Subzone 2 includes the communities of Denzil, Lashburn, Lloydminster, Macklin, Maidstone, Marsden, Marshall, Neilburg, Paynton, Primate, Senlac and Waseca, with a total population of 31,411.
Subzone 4, which is the Battlefords, had the lowest number of active cases at 15. Four of those were newly reported March 16.
Subzone 1 had 24 active cases with two new cases reported. North West 1 includes the communities of Aquadeo, Cochin, Edam, Glaslyn, Kivimaa-Moonlight Bay, Meota, Mervin, Metinota, Paradise Hill, St. Walburg and Turtleford, with a total population of 11,056.
Subzone 3 has 30 cases, with two new cases. North West 3 includes the communities of Big Shell, Cut Knife, Denholm, Echo Bay, Hafford, Krydor, Landis, Leoville, Maymont, Medstead, Richard, Ruddell, Scott, Shell Lake, Speers, Spiritwood, Unity and Wilkie, with a total population of 17,384.