COVID-19: Saskatchewan hits new record for ICU patients, adds 507 cases

Saskatchewan officials recorded a new all-time high of ICU patients with COVID-19 on Sunday with 79 reported.

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The previous record was set on Oct. 7 when 78 patients were in the ICU with COVID-19.

There are also 254 patients with COVID-19 receiving in-patient care, for a total of 333 people in hospital.

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Officials also reported 507 new cases on Sunday.

Saskatoon reported 112 of the new cases. The city has an active case total of 1,078.

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One more resident who tested positive for COVID-19 has also died, officials reported Sunday.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is 486 or 40.3 per 100,000 people.

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The province now has 4,703 active cases. A total of 601 cases were marked as recovered on Sunday.

Health-care workers administered 5,632 COVID-19 vaccine doses since the province’s last report on Saturday. Of those, 2,825 were first doses.

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