Active COVID-19 cases surpass 10K in Sask., 1,412 new cases reported
Active COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan surpassed 10,000 on Friday as the province reported 1,412 new cases.
The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases was 1,093 or 90.7 new cases per 100,000 people.
No new deaths were reported.
The province reported 347 new recoveries on Friday.
Another 170 cases of the Omicron variant have been added to the province’s total.
As of Friday, Saskatchewan has identified 3,929 Omicron cases through screening, including 1,684 confirmed and 2,445 probable cases.
There are 131 people being treated in hospital, an increase of eight from Thursday, including 123 people in inpaitent care. Fifty-nine of those receiving inpatient care are a result of COVID-19, 46 are incidental asymptomatic infections and 18 have not yet been determined. There are eight patients with COVID-19 in the ICU - five for COVID-19 and three incidental asymptomatic infections.
There were 2,676 more doses of vaccines administered – with 874,329 fully vaccinated individuals reported in the province on Friday.
The Sudbury Police Service Board met Wednesday morning and presented a report from the police service on crime statistics from 2021.
Sergei Bobrovsky made 40 saves for his first shutout of the season as the Florida Panthers defeated the ice-cold Edmonton Oilers 6-0 on Thursday.
A black lab got loose from her dog walker in Baker Park Thursday and gave everyone a scare when she ran out onto the ice on the Bow River.
Three residents of Fir Park Village in Port Alberni have tested positive, as have four residents each at The Summit and Parkwood Court long-term care homes in Victoria.
With fluctuating warm then cold temperatures, homeowners around the city have been hearing loud banging and cracking from their walls and attics.
Sault Area Hospital has piloted an identification program for caregivers that aims to improve communication between caregivers and medical professionals across the province.
After being closed for almost a month due a provincial health order aimed at preventing the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, gyms and fitness centres in Greater Victoria have reopened.
A massive backlog of recycling and garbage pickup is happening in the Capital Regional District, with a combination of staff shortages due to COVID-19, equipment failures and bad weather to blame.
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