The province says there are 221 new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan in its daily report released Friday afternoon.
The new cases are located in the Far North West (5), Far North East (5), North West (21), North Central (8), North East (4), Saskatoon (25), Central West (1), Central East (11), Regina (57), South West (18), South Central (25) and South East (25) zones. The amount of active cases in Saskatchewan is 2,603 with 914 of those cases in Regina.
There are two new deaths bringing the provincial total to 462. The latest people to die are someone in their 60’s from the northwest zone and someone in their 40’s from the southeast
The number of those in hospital sits at 190 with 44 of those in intensive care.
As of April 16, 4,326 variants of concern have been identified by screening in Saskatchewan which is an increase 143. They have been reported in the Far North West (11), Far North East (2), North West (57), North Central (49), North East (4), Saskatoon (385), Central West (44), Central East (158), Regina (2,731), South West (70), South Central (349) and South East (419) zones.
Over 323,000 people have now received a vaccine after an additional 8,168 doses were handed out Thursday. The most vaccines were handed out in the Saskatoon region (2,532) and Regina (2,468)