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Three deaths related to COVID-19 reported Friday

The province of Saskatchewan reported three deaths related to COVID-19 on Friday. There was one death reported in the 50 to 59 age group in the North West zone, one in the 80+ age group from the Regina zone and one in the 70 to 79 age group from the South Central zone. The number of deaths in the province has grown to 365. There were 146 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the province on Friday. The North Central zone, which includes Prince Albert, reported 26 new cases. North Central 2, which is Prince Albert, has 37 active cases. North Central 1, which includes communities such as Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Meath Park, has 51 active cases and North Central 3 has 36 active cases. There are currently 172 people in hospital overall in the province. Of the 153 reported as receiving in patient care there are 13 in North Central. Of the 19 people reported as being in intensive care there are two in North Central. The current seven-day average 157, or 12.8 cases per 100,000 population. Of the 27,245 reported COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, 1,582 are considered active. The recovered number now sits at 25,298 after 227 more recoveries were reported. The total numbers of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 27,245 of 7,086 cases are from the North area (2,839 North West, 3,136 North Central and 1,111 North East). There were 2,403 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered yesterday in Saskatchewan bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 53,030. There were no doses administered in the North Central zone yesterday. Other zones where vaccines were administered included the Far North West, Far North East, Far North Central, North West, Central East, Regina and Saskatoon. The North Central zone reported an additional 10 doses administered on Feb. 17. Other zones reporting additional doses administered included the Central West on Feb. 8, the Far North West on Feb. 16 and 17, the Far North Central on Feb. 17 and the South Central on Feb. 17. With Pfizer vaccine shipments arriving this week, phase one vaccination clinics will resume today and run throughout the weekend to ensure timely administration of the vaccine. According to the release the province in phase one of vaccine delivery, targeting residents and staff of long-term and personal-care homes, identified health care providers, residents 70 years and older and residents aged 50 and older in remote/Northern Saskatchewan. Eligible populations will be contacted directly to receive their vaccinations. They added that registration for appointments for phase two sequenced populations will be available when phase two commences. People are advised not to contact HealthLine 811 to register for vaccinations at this time. Notification will be provided when the registration system is available. There were 2,724 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Feb. 18. As of today there have been 554,007 COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan. Michael Oleksyn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Prince Albert Daily Herald

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