Decreases to new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations in Saskatchewan’s weekly report

Some decreases in Saskatchewan’s weekly COVID-19 report for the week of May 22-28.

There were 364 new cases recorded during that week, a decrease from 376 cases the previous week. The province noted 52.5 percent of the new cases were again in the 50-years and older age group. The number of lab tests was down to 5,667 from 6,402.

COVID hospitalizations decreased from 258 to 232, as did ICU patients from 10 to 4.

There were 9 COVID-19 deaths, lower than the previous week’s 12 deaths.

Three confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care and care home settings were reported this week.

The province also noted that as of May 28th, roughly 86 percent of residents 5-years-and-older have at least one vaccine dose, 81 percent completed a series, and 52.5 percent of people 18-and-older had at least one booster dose.

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