COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations on the rise; province encourages residents to get booster shots – CBC

Chief Medical Health Officer says booster shots are down among adult population.

Apr 07, 2022

The province’s latest weekly COVID-19 report is out and it shows that deaths and hospitalizations are on the rise.

On Wednesday, there were 354 people in hospital with COVID-19, 30 more than a week ago. The number of ICU cases is holding steady at 20, compared to 21 last week.

Over the week that ended on April 2, 24 deaths were reported. That’s four more than was reported in last week’s report.

In his first public appearance in two months, Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said that COVID-19 has plateaued in the province, despite the increase in deaths and hospitalizations this week.

“We’ve definitely been in a plateau. We haven’t been coming down. I think today’s numbers show a bit of an upward trend, but I think we need to look at it for another week or two,” said Shahab.

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