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    Saskatchewan reports another 16 COVID-related deaths, one due to influenza
    Queen / 980 CJME
    CJME News
    May 25, 2023 | 2:25PM

    Saskatchewan recorded 16 COVID-related deaths and one death due to influenza over the past four weeks.

    In the latest Community Respiratory Illness Surveillance Program report, which was released Thursday, the Ministry of Health said all of the COVID-related deaths were people over the age of 60.

    Since March of 2020, 1,977 Saskatchewan residents have died due to COVID-19.

    The report didn't include details of the person who died due to the flu.

    According to the report, the number of lab-confirmed COVID cases in the province fell from 162 in the week of April 23-29 to 93 in the week that ended Saturday.

    The ministry said influenza activity in the province over the past four weeks increased, which the report said "is not typical for this time of year."

    The report noted Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) “has reached the point of inactivity,” saying there were just two lab-confirmed cases in the week ending Saturday.

    Test positivity for the virus was 6.2 per cent last week, down from 8.8 per cent in the last week of April.

    The number of COVID-related hospitalizations last week was 34, a decrease from 62 in the week of April 23-29. ICU admissions due to the virus fell from six to three over the month.

    The report said the COVID-19 wastewater viral load in Regina and Saskatoon remained at moderate-high and moderate, respectively, while North Battleford, Prince Albert and Yorkton remained low.

    “The trajectory is decreasing in all province areas except for Saskatoon and Prince Albert,” the report said.​..