116 new cases of COVID-19 in Sask; 2 new deaths

Two Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.  One death was reported in the 40-49 age group from the Far North West zone and one death was reported in the 19 and under age group from the North West zone. This is the first person in that age category to die from the virus.  The provincial death total is now at 398.

There are 116 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on March 7, bringing the provincial total to 29,709 cases.

The new cases are located in the Far North West (6), Far North Central (1), Far North East (3), North West (6), North Central (8), Saskatoon (19), Central West (2), Central East (8), Regina (50), South West (2), South Central (5) and South East (6) zones.  One case with pending residence information was assigned to the Regina (1) zone. 

There are a total of 27,793 recoveries and 1,518 cases are considered active.

136 people are in hospital. 114 people are receiving inpatient care, and 22 people are in intensive care.

An additional 1,428 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 91,884.

More Pfizer vaccine is on the way. The government says a Pfizer shipment is expected March 9 in Saskatoon (3,510 doses) and Regina (3,510 doses) and on March 10 in North Battleford (4,680 doses), Yorkton (1,170 doses), and Prince Albert (1,170 doses).

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