The COVID-19 active case count is going down, but the amount of deaths continue to go up.
The province has released numbers for December 28 and 29 and it shows 208 new cases (94 on Dec 28 and 114 on Dec 29) to go along with 405 recoveries. This drops the active case count in Saskatchewan to 3,191. 503 of those active cases are in Regina. At the start of December, the number of active cases in Regina was 827.
10 people have died over the last two days which brings the provincial total to 151. 47 of those 151 have come from the Regina zone.
One death in the 20-29 age group was reported in the Saskatoon zone. Two deaths in the 60-69 age group were reported in the North Central and Saskatoon zones. One death in the 70-79 age group was reported in the Regina zone. Six deaths in the age group 80+ were reported in the Far North West, North West, North Central, Central East and Regina (2) zones.
The new cases are located in the Far North West (4), Far North East (36), North West (13), North Central (33), North East (8), Saskatoon (39), Central West (4), Central East (7), Regina (39), South West (1) and South East (15) zones. Nine (9) new cases have pending residence information.
The seven-day daily average now sits at 154 or 12.7 cases per 100,000 population.
2,438 tests were processed in Saskatchewan over the last two days bringing the provincial total to 423,058.
175 people are in hospital. Of those 175, 32 are receiving intensive care. 12 of the 32 are getting intensive care in Saskatoon with another 11 in Regina.
Health Minister Paul Merriman and Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab are scheduled to speak to the media on Thursday afternoon about the latest numbers and trends.