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COVID-19: Seven more deaths and 332 cases on Saturday

COVID-19: Seven more deaths and 332 cases on Saturday
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A total of 6,964 doses have now been administered in Saskatchewan.

Current public health measures expire on Jan. 15 and an announcement is expected early next week outlining whether those measures will be extended, loosened or tightened further.

On Friday, Health Minister Paul Merriman would not give any indication of what is to come, but said the province’s case numbers are still high.

“The numbers are trending in the wrong direction right now,” he told reporters. “So again, we’ll get together early next week and decide what we need to do as far as measures. I don’t want to look into a crystal ball and be able to say what’s going to happen.”

Of the new cases, Saskatoon had 74 and Regina had 57. The rest of the cases are scattered across the province in the Far North West (nine), Far North Central (eight), Far North East (17), North West (44), North Central (18), North East (30), Central West (two), Central East (14), South Central (eight) and South East (32) zones. Nineteen new cases are still waiting for residence information.

Three duplicate cases were removed from the province’s count.

There were 3,049 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Friday.

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