Public health measures in Saskatchewan extended to April 26

Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab is extending the provincial public health order announced last month until April 26.

The announcement comes at the same time as the province announces 189 new cases and two new deaths.

The two deaths are someone in their 30’s from the north-central zone and someone in their 80’s from the Regina zone.

Of the 189 new cases, 74 come from Regina.  The other new cases come from the Far North West (4), North West (9), North Central (3), Saskatoon (43), Central East (12), South West (3), South Central (15), and South East (23) zones.

COVID-19 Update for April 7: More than 230,000 Vaccines Administered, 189 New Cases, 246 Recoveries, 201 in Hospital, Two New Deaths

Current 7-Day Average: 226 (18.4 per 100,000)

When it comes to hospitalizations, there are 201 receiving care with 42 in the ICU.

As of April 7, 2,830 variants of concern have been identified by screening in Saskatchewan. This is an increase of 153 from Tuesday’s numbers. The VoC’s have been reported in the Far North West (2), Far North East (4) North West (6), North Central (19), Saskatoon (178), Central West (12), Central East (60), Regina (1,986), South West (14), South Central (245) and South East (232) zones.

On the vaccination front, the province says 6,738 vaccines were delivered on Tuesday with Saskatoon and Regina seeing the most.

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