Saskatchewan goes into Thanksgiving long weekend with 576 new COVID-19 cases

The Thanksgiving long weekend has arrived in Saskatchewan and it comes with the announcement of 576 new cases.  Of those 576, 469 come in people who have not been vaccinated with 147 of those in kids 11 and under who can’t be vaccinated.

The new cases are located in the Far North West (31), Far North Central (1), Far North East (21), North West (102), North Central (34), North East (15), Saskatoon (146), Central West (3), Central East (43), Regina (58), South West (34), South Central (14) and South East (35) zones, and thirty-nine (39) new cases have pending residence information.  The active case count now sits at 4,692.

There are also four new deaths bringing the provincial total to 741.

COVID-19 new cases and vaccination status, October 8, 2021

Age Group Unvaccinated Vaccinated, with One dose, and or two doses <14 days Vaccinated, Second dose >=14 days Total new cases
0-11 147 1 148
12-19 39 5 7 51
20-29 60 2 6 68
30-39 85 7 12 104
40-49 61 4 18 83
50-59 35 1 10 46
60-69 26 2 13 41
70-79 8 1 10 19
80+ 8 8 16
Total 469 23 84 576

343 people are in hospital including 71 in intensive care.   The province says  261 of the 343 patients in hospital (76%) were not fully vaccinated.

When it comes to vaccines, 4,657 were given Thursday.  Just under 2,500 were first doses.  Just under 750,000 people in Saskatchewan are considered fully vaccinated.

Region 1st Doses Given Fully Vaccinated Total Doses Given

Far North West

15,156 12,110 27,266

Far North Central

1,498 991 2,489

Far North East

13,368 10,655 24,023

North West

56,771 45,700 102,471

North Central

58,074 50,604 108,678

North East

28,844 25,912 54,756

Saskatoon

230,587 211,629 442,216

Central West

24,542 22,110 46,652

Central East

66,737 60,132 126,869

Regina

193,872 178,754 372,626

South West

24,691 22,076 46,767

South Central

41,680 37,719 79,399

South East

56,739 50,695 107,434
Total Saskatchewan 840,843¹ 749,188² 1,590,031

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