COVID-19 cases continue to spike in Saskatchewan.
For the second straight day, a new daily record for cases in the province was set.
The province reported 506 new cases on Tuesday, the fourth day in the past five that it has reported over 400 new cases.
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Just under one-third of the new cases are in people under the age of 19.
Officials said 88.5 per cent of the new cases are in people not fully vaccinated.
The seven-day rolling average for new cases also hit a new high on Tuesday.
The province said the seven-day average was 406 — 33.7 new cases per 100,000 population.
Hospitalizations continued to climb, with officials reporting 225 people in hospital, 43 of whom are in intensive care.
Saskatoon remains the hot spot in the province, with 97 new cases. There are currently 1,026 active cases in the province’s largest city.
Overall, 3,929 cases are active in the province as of Tuesday, with 55,117 cases considered recovered.
Two deaths were reported in the daily update, bringing the overall total to 627 since the start of the pandemic.
One death was reported in the 40 to 59 age group and the second death in the 80-plus age group.
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