COVID-19: Virus has killed more in Sask. in 2022 than during same period last year, gov’t says – CBC

Saskatchewan has recorded 1,507 COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 10

Sep 20, 2022

It’s a figure you won’t find easily on the province’s website but it’s a grim milestone of the COVID-19 pandemic — Saskatchewan has now recorded 1,507 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19.

The province’s latest monthly epidemiology report also shows Saskatchewan has continued to record more COVID-19 deaths this year than it did in 2021.

The province reports 552 confirmed COVID-19 deaths between Jan. 1 and Sept. 10 of this year — 88 more deaths than the 464 COVID-19 deaths reported during the same period in 2021.

One expert says the figures should serve as a stark reminder that COVID-19 continues to pose a threat to many in the province.

“In my view COVID-19 is still very much present,” said Nazeem Muhajarine, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan.

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