221 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths reported, 165 recoveries

06 Avril, 2021, 04:07 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • Over 1000 of the province's active cases

On Friday, the government's daily COVID-19 news release included a message emphasizing the need for residents to "keep their Easter weekend safe", along with a number of tips on how to do so, including keeping any Easter egg hunts to one's immediate households only. The Regina zone accounts for 802 (85 per cent) of the VOC cases with confirmed lineage reported in Saskatchewan.

The government is reminding residents that VoC cases continue to rise in Southern Saskatchewan, specifically in Moose Jaw and Weyburn.

As of April 1, 1,951 variants of concern have been identified by screening in Saskatchewan, reported in the Far North East (two), North Central (12), Saskatoon (72), Central West (eight), Central East (30), Regina (1,419), South West (seven), South Central (151) and South East (127) zones.

Two new VOC cases were confirmed by whole genome sequencing. There are 184 cases with area of residence pending.

Saskatchewan recorded 280 new cases on Saturday, the largest total in new cases cases since January 29th, when the province had 328 cases. There are a total of 31,554 recoveries and 2,053 cases are considered active.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is 216 (17.6 new cases per 100,000).

Over 1000 of the province's active cases on April 4, 2021 are in the Regina area.

The Ministry of Health also reported that 275 new variant cases have been identified in the province.

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To date, 681,074 COVID-19 tests were processed in Saskatchewan, 3,527 of which were processed on Saturday. The remaining doses from the March 22 Moderna shipment are expected to arrive April 3 (7,200) and April 7 (1,400).

For a list of first and second doses in Saskatchewan administered by geographic zone, visit here.

There are two new lineage results being reported today.

Except for the Regina region, private indoor gatherings must be from two to three consistent households and can not exceed 10 people.

Avoid all unnecessary travel to and from Moose Jaw and Weyburn.

One person should handle the preparation of food and drink, following proper food safety protocols and wearing a non-medical mask, and all served food should be plated by a single person.


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