Latest COVID-19 update shows 52 in intensive care in Saskatchewan

The province’s COVID-19 update shows 245 new cases of the virus with 296 recoveries bringing the active case count down to 2,463.

There is also one death as a person in their 60’s from the Regina zone has passed away bringing the provincial total to 471.

COVID-19 Update for April 23: 382,135 Vaccines Administered, 245 New Cases, 296 Recoveries, 186 in Hospital, One New Death Current 7-Day Average: 251 (20.5 per 100,000). Full details: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2021/april/23/covid19-update-for-april-23-382135-vaccines-administered-245-new-cases-296-recoveries-one-new-death COVID-19 Dashboard: https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness

The new cases are located in the Far North West (2), Far North East (9), North West (23), North Central (15), North East (5), Saskatoon (40), Central West (3), Central East (19), Regina (75), South West (10), South Central (12) and South East (27) zones.

The province says there are 186 people in hospital with 52 in the intensive care unit which is double the total from one month ago,.  Of the 52 receiving intensive care, 35 are in Regina.

The seven-day average now sits at 251.

5,691 variants of concern have been identified.  This is an increase of 170 from Thursday’s report.

The VoC’s have been reported in the Far North West (64), Far North East (2), North West (122), North Central (76), North East (9), Saskatoon (576), Central West (75), Central East (236), Regina (3,286), South West (143), South Central (444) and South East (596) zones.

9,801 vaccines were given on Thursday with the most in Saskatoon at 2,276.

Status of Priority Population Vaccinations, as of April 21, 2021
Group Estimated 
Population
Received 
First Dose
Received 
Second Dose
Age 80+ 51,307 44,151 (86%) 12,137 (24%)
Age 70-79 79,818 66,066 (83%) 5,248 (7%)
Age 60-69 138,471 97,220 (70%) 4,923 (4%)
Age 50-59 147,466 66,471 (45%) 6,197 (4%)
Age 40-49 151,896 26,175 (17%) 5,359 (4%)

 

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