COVID-19: Saskatchewan reports 279 new cases, 4 additional deaths

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The government of Saskatchewan announced Monday that the health authorities have identified 279 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours.

3 of the new cases were identified in Far North West, 15 in Far North East, 17 in North West, 30 in North Central, 5 in North East, 69 in Saskatoon, 6 in Central West, 32 in Central East, 50 in Regina, 19 in South West, 12 in South Central, and 12 in South East.

“As of October 18th, a total of 335 individuals are hospitalized, including 250 inpatient hospitalizations and 85 ICU hospitalizations,” the Saskatchewan government said in a statement.

The statement further added 254 of 335 people hospitalized for COVID-19 were not fully vaccinated.

Furthermore, four new deaths reported on Monday. 785 Saskatchewan residents with COVID-19 have died, with a case fatality rate of 1.1%.

Saskatchewan on Sunday reported 320 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 additional deaths over a 24-hour period.

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