For the third time in the last four days, there are at least 300 new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan.
Monday’s update shows an even 300 cases with 96 of those in Regina bringing the total active cases in the province to 2,549.
The new cases are located in the Far North West (4), Far North East (3), North West (17), North Central (9), North East (1), Saskatoon (72), Central West (15), Central East (22), South West (10), South Central (17) and South East (22) zones.
There is also one more death report bringing the provincial total to 455. The latest person to die was someone in their 60’s from the Regina zone.
The amount of people in hospital continues to flirt around 200 with 198 currently receiving care. Of those 198, 41 are in intensive care.
The seven-day average of daily new cases now sits at 261 or 21.3 new cases per 100,000 population.
When it comes to variants of concern, the province says there are now 3,485 which is an increase of 214 from Sunday. They have been reported in the Far North West (7), Far North East (1), North West (13), North Central (39), North East (3), Saskatoon (181), Central West (13), Central East (94), Regina (2,423), South West (33), South Central (309) and South East (348) zones.
The vaccine rollout continues to operate in an efficient manner. 8,856 were handed out Sunday with 2,881 handed out in Regina alone.
A shipment of 31,590 doses from Pfizer are expected in Saskatchewan Tuesday and Wednesday and will be distributed throughout the province. The April 19 Moderna shipment is delayed, but the government says very few rescheduled appointments are anticipated.