One death due to COVID-19 in the North West, stats down markedly since peak

One new death was being reported Saturday in the provincial government’s COVID-19 report. The death was of a person in the 80+ age group from the North West zone, bringing the zone’s death total to 72. 

Of the 874 cases considered active in Saskatchewan, 126 are in the North West zone, where there were 19 new cases recorded in Saturday’s report. A month ago there were 198 active cases

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Of the 96 people in hospital, 13 were in the North West, one of whom was in intensive care.

Subzone 1 in the North West has 18 active cases, subzone 2 has 32 active cases, subzone 3 has 29 active cases and the Battlefords, subzone 4, has 47.

Putting Saturday’s numbers into perspective, on Jan 18 of this year, the worst day for active cases recorded since the beginning of the pandemic, there were 4,265 active cases across Saskatchewan, with 567 in the North West. Of the province’s 290 new cases, 41 were reported in the North West.

In the North West 1 subzone, there were 197 active cases, subzone 2 had 129 active cases, subzone 3 had 91 active cases and subzone 4, the Battlefords, saw 153 active cases.

Vaccinations began in Saskatchewan that day. During the weekend, 975 doses of the Pfizer vaccine had been sent to North Battleford. Clinics were to begin that day for priority health care workers with the next day seeing vaccines was provided to long-term care residents and staff in North Battleford, Wilkie and Lloydminster.

Since then, 55,347 vaccine doses have been administered in the North West zone and 11,636 people are fully vaccinated.

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