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Sask. sets another daily COVID-19 record with 506 new cases


REGINA – Saskatchewan had another record-breaking day for COVID-19 on Tuesday, reporting 506 confirmed cases – 20% of which were children who are not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Of the 506 new cases, 436 were not vaccinated, 22 are partially vaccinated and 58 are fully vaccinated.

The Government of Saskatchewan has started releasing COVID-19 data for young people divided into two age groups: 0-11 and 12-19.

As of Tuesday, 101 of the 506 new cases reported were in the 0-11 age group. Children under 12 are not currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Canada.

Two people have died after testing positive for the disease. One death was located in the Northwest area while the other was in the Saskatoon area. Depending on the province, the deaths were in the 40-59 and 80 and over age groups.

The new cases are located in the Far North West (12), the Far North Central (four), the Far North East (64), the North West (64), the North Center (74), Northeast (25), Saskatoon (97), Central West (eight), Central East (21), Regina (45), Southwest (12), Central South (17 ) and South-East (22).

41 additional new cases are awaiting information on residency.

There are 3,929 are considered active.

Saskatchewan has 225 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 43 intensive care patients. This total of hospitalizations is the second highest the province has experienced throughout the pandemic, having doubled since August.

The seven-day average of new daily COVID-19 cases is 406, or 33.7 per 100,000 population. The average has been rising steadily and is at its peak in the pandemic.

Saskatchewan healthcare workers administered 1,503,385 doses of COVID-19 vaccines – up 665 from Monday. There are 709,915 fully vaccinated residents.

According to the government, a total of 12,461 cases of COVID-19 have been identified as variants of concern. Of these cases, 10,825 were subjected to whole genome sequencing; 7,123 are Alpha (B.1.1.7), 3,210 are Delta (B.1.617.2), 482 are Gamma (P.1) and 10 are Beta (B.1.351).

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