There are 134 new cases of COVID-19 and 194 recoveries to report in Saskatchewan on March 2, bringing the provincial total to 28,938 cases.
Two Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. The deaths were reported in the 80+ age group from the North Central (1) and Saskatoon (1) zones.
There are three new cases in South East region. One of them is in Estevan’s Zone 4 (2 active cases). The other two cases are in Zone 1 to the northwest of the corner (11 active cases). Weyburn’s Zone 3 has zero active cases, while Zone 2 to the north of the southeast region has four active cases.
The other new cases are located in the Far North West (22), Far North East (12), North West (12), North Central (5), North East (2), Saskatoon (28), Central East (8), Regina (38) and South Central (3) zones. One (1) case is pending residence information. Four (4) cases with pending residence information were assigned to the Far North West (1), North West (2) and Saskatoon (1) zones. Three Saskatchewan residents who tested positive out of province have been added to the North West (2) and North Central (1) zones.
There are a total of 27,059 recoveries and 1,492 cases are considered active.
One hundred and fifty-four (154) people are in hospital. One hundred and thirty-four (134) people are receiving inpatient care: Far North West (4), Far North East (2), North West (11), North Central (12), North East (2), Saskatoon (53), Central West (1), Central East (7), Regina (36), South Central (2) and South East (4). Twenty people are in intensive care: North West (1), Saskatoon (12) and Regina (7).
There were 2,175 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on March 1, 2021.
To date, 580,241 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of Feb. 28, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 488,181 tests performed per million population. The national rate was 645,844 tests performed per million population.
The seven-day average of daily new cases is 144 (11.8 new cases per 100,000).