Hamilton logs 50 new cases of COVID-19

Hamilton logs 50 new cases of COVID-19

Hamilton logs 50 new cases of COVID-19

There is one new death to report today in the 80-plus age group from the South East zone.

A total of 51 deaths have been attributed to variants of concern.

The province reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 in North Central, which includes Prince Albert, on Friday.

Two previously reported cases had now recovered, the ministry said, and seven previously reported cases had been reclassified as historical.

While the B1.1.7 variant has spread throughout the province after first dominating Regina, the bulk of the P1 variants are in the north west zone and Saskatoon.

One case deemed to be an out-of-province resident has been removed from the Regina zone.

There are four new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, all in managed isolation. The seven-day average for cases now stands at 1,951, which is the lowest it has been since March 28.

The department also said there were 3,332 new COVID infections picked up in the latest 24-hour cycle, pushing the country's total caseload to over 1,623,000.

As of 8 p.m. on Friday, 7,925,277 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott.

Youth 12 or older officially became eligible to register for an appointment through provincial channels as of Sunday morning. There were 167 doses administered with zone of residence pending.

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe tweeted out a message for the province on Saturday, encouraging anyone who hasn't been vaccinated to do so. This is the lowest number of hospitalizations since December 16, when the same number of people were in hospital.

There were 1,207 people hospitalized in the province, with 706 of them in intensive care, 504 of them on ventilators. That compares to a provincial incidence rate of 99.7 in the most recent Public Health Ontario data, for the week of May 12 to 18.

Another 9,513 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed.

At the same time, while the official number of deaths from COVID-19 has topped 3.4 million globally, experts said this was undoubtedly an underestimate.

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