After a delay for processing reassigned and unassigned cases, Saskatchewan reported 289 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, and one more death due to illness linked to the novel coronavirus.
As of Saturday, 4,664 of the more transmissible variants of the coronavirus have been identified in Saskatchewan — over half of which have been in the Regina area. However, the central east, south west, south central and southeast zones, as well as Saskatoon, have all seen over 100 variant cases as well.
Of the 38,160 known COVID-19 cases to date in the province, 2,742 are considered active.
The seven-day average of daily new cases in Saskatchewan is 261 — 21.3 new cases per 100,000 population.
The new cases Sunday are in the following provincial zones:
Far northwest: nine.
Far northeast: two.
North central: 12.
Central west: seven.
Central east: 26.
South central: 15.
Ten new cases have pending residence information.
There are currently 189 people in hospital in the province due to COVID-19, including 45 in intensive care. 30 people are in intensive care in Regina.