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189 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths reported, 291 recoveries

The new cases are located in the following zones: Saskatoon (81), North West (27), Regina (24), Central East (10), South West (8), South East (8), Far North West (7), South Central (7), North Central (6), Central West (3), and North East (2)
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There are two new deaths to report today. One death was reported in the 70 to 79 age group from the Far North West.

One death occurred in February but is being reported today in the 19 and under age group from the North West zone. The Saskatchewan Health Authority says this death is being reported after the completion of an investigation that determined the cause to be COVID-19.

One death with pending residence has been deemed out-of-province and removed from the counts.

That brings the total number of deaths in the province to 499.

There are 189 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on May 4, 2021.  

The new cases are located in the following zones: Saskatoon (81), North West (27), Regina (24), Central East (10), South West (8), South East (8), Far North West (7), South Central (7), North Central (6), Central West (3), and North East (2).  

Two of the seven new cases in the South Central are located in the South Central 2 sub-zone, which includes Moose Jaw and area.

Six new cases are pending residence information.  

Twenty-three cases pending residence information have been assigned to the following zones: Regina (14), North West (7), Central East (1), and South Central (1).

Twelve cases tested out-of-province have been added to the following zones: Saskatoon (5), North Central (1), North East (1), Regina (1), South Central (1), and (3) cases are pending residence information. 

There are now 42,006 reported cases, including 2,305 active cases.

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number is 226 (18.4 new cases per 100,000).  

As of May 3, 7,417 variants of concern have been identified by screening in Saskatchewan, reported in the following zones: Regina (3,983), Saskatoon (867), South East (744), South Central (553), Central East (309), North West (236), South West (219), North Central (145), Far North West (141), Central West (87), North East (28), and Far North East (2). There are 103 screened VOCs with residence pending.

There are no new lineage results reported today. Of the 2,522 VOCs with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing in Saskatchewan, 2,491 are B.1.1.1.7 (UK), 22 are P.1 (Brazilian) and nine are B.1.351 (SA).  

An additional 9,924 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 460,747. 

The 9,924 doses of COVID-19 vaccine reported today were administered to residents living in the following zones: Regina (3,289), Saskatoon (2,831), Central East (757), North Central (498), South Central (472), South West (459), North West (439), South East (425), North East (182), Central West (175), Far North West (48), Far North East (10), and Far North Central (2). There were 337 doses administered with zone of residence pending.

More information about vaccines is available on the government’s website.

There are 174 people in hospital. One hundred and thirty-three people are receiving inpatient care in the following zones: Saskatoon (54), Regina, (52), North West (7), South East (5), South Central (4), North Central (3), Central East (3), North East (2), South West (2), and Far North East (1). Forty-one people are in intensive care in the following zones: Regina (23), Saskatoon (14), Central East (2), North Central (1), and South Central (1).

Two hundred and ninety-one more people have recovered, increasing the provincial total to 39,202 recoveries. 

There were 2,515 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on May 3. To date, 782,870 COVID-19 tests have been processed. 

For more information, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19. You can find the maps and the breakdown of cases by region on the government's website.