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Saskatchewan premier, health officer to provide COVID-19 update

REGINA — The government of Saskatchewan is to provide a COVID-19 update this afternoon.

Premier Scott Moe and the province’s chief medical health officer, Dr. Saqib Shahab, have scheduled a news conference for 3 p.m.

Both Moe and Shahab have said that the province's reopening plans will depend on vaccination rates. 

On Monday, Saskatchewan added 41 more pharmacies to its COVID-19 vaccination pilot program. 

The province also reported 207 new cases Monday and three new deaths. 

There were 174 people in hospital and 39 of those patients were in intensive care. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 4, 2021.

The Canadian Press