98 new cases of COVID-19 in Sask; Increased variant transmission in Regina

Two Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.  The deaths were reported in the 20-29 age group in the Regina zone and the 80+ age group in the Far North West zone.

There are 98 new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, bringing the provincial total to 30,620 cases.

Of the 98 new cases, 27 are in Regina, 25 are in Saskatoon, and 15 are in the Central East

There are a total of 28,814 recoveries and 1,399 cases are considered active.

131 people are in hospital.  102 people are receiving inpatient care, and 29 people are in intensive care.

An additional 2,220 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 102,415.

With an increase of community transmission of COVID-19 variants in Regina, public health officials are asking all those who live and work in Regina to re-commit to best prevention practices to protect against COVID-19.

  • Wear your mask in all public places
  • Maintain physical distancing
  • If you are able to work from home, work from home at this time
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid all unnecessary travel

The province is recommending that Regina and area residents – particularly those over age 50 – should not consider increasing their household bubbles to include 2-3 households up to 10 people.  They should consider remaining with their current household only.

Many of Regina’s outbreaks are a result of people of going to work and public places while symptomatic.

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