238 new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan on Sunday; one new death

The provincial government is reporting one death, 238 new cases and 253 recoveries on Sunday.

The death was from the Central East zone and was a resident in their 60’s. The death toll is now at 495.

Photo Courtesy: Government of Saskatchewan.

The new cases come from Regina (59), Saskatoon (40), the North Central (23), the North West (22), the South East (22), the South Central (21), TheFar North West (19), The Central West (eight), the Central East (eight), the South West (five), the North East (four), and the Far North East (one). There are six new cases pending residence location, and four previously pending cases assigned to the North Central (two), Regina (one), an the North West (one). A total of 41,599 cases have been reported in Saskatchewan since March, 2020.

With 38,667 total recoveries, the active case count now sits at 2,437.

167 people are in hospital with COVID-19, including 39 patients in ICU.

There were 3,354  COVID-19 tests conducted in Saskatchewan on Saturday. A total of 776,997 tests have been conducted.

When it comes to Variants of Concern (VOCs), no new lineage results are being reported Sunday. There is still a total of 7,160 VOC cases in Saskatchewan, with Regina leading the way with 3,837 of them.

Vaccination numbers on the rise

With more vaccines arriving in Saskatchewan, an additional 8,527 doses were administered on Friday (note: there is a two-day delay in vaccination numbers from the ministry of health).

A total of 443,669 vaccines have been administered in Saskatchewan, including 399,183 first doses.

According to the province, 81 percent of residents over the age of 60, 63 percent of those over 40, and 42 percent over 18 have received at least one dose of vaccine.

The province reminds residents to book their appointments or attend clinics to get vaccinated when able to do so. Bookings can be made online or by calling 1-833-SASKVAX (1-833-727-5829).

As of Sunday afternoon, anyone over the age of 40 is able to book their vaccine, as well as designated front-line workers.

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