Sask. reports 190 new cases of COVID-19; Regina active cases exceed 800

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 Sask.  reports 190 new cases of COVID-19;  Regina active cases exceed 800


REGINA – Sask. reports 190 new cases of COVID-19; Regina active cases exceed 800
Saskatchewan recorded 190 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, as well as 96 recoveries and one additional death.

There are currently 844 active cases in the Regina area, representing 53 percent of the active cases in the province.

VARIANTS OF CONCERN

The province has identified 63 other Variants of Concern (VoC). As of Tuesday, the province has identified 954 VoCs through screening. Cases are in the Far Northeast (one), Saskatoon (18), Central East (10), Regina (824), Central South (56) and Southeast (45) areas.

So far, the province has confirmed the variant type of 360 cases of VoC. There are 352 of which are B.1.1.1.7 – the variant originating in the UK – and eight B.1.3.5.1, which is the variant originating in South Africa. The Regina area has 313 – or 87% – of those confirmed cases.

VACCINES

As of Tuesday, 2,298 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered. They were administered in the Far Northwest (274), Far Northeast (66), Northeast (101), Saskatoon (953), Central West (119), Central East (147), South -East (103) and Regina (1177).

According to the province, the Southeast Zone reported a data correction that removed 642 previously reported vaccinations.

As of Tuesday, 151,507 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan.

The province said it is expected to receive more than 27,000 doses of the vaccine over the next few days.

A Pfizer shipment of 3,510 doses for Yorkton is expected to arrive by the end of Wednesday. A shipment of 24,200 doses of Moderna is expected Thursday.

The province also received Pfizer shipments of nearly 33,000 doses for Regina and Saskatoon on Tuesday.

Residents over 65 are currently eligible to book their vaccine appointment. Eligibility will extend to those over the age of 62 at 8 a.m. Thursday.

People considered “clinically extremely vulnerable” will receive a letter with instructions for making appointments. Letter is required prior to booking.

Appointments can be booked online or by phone by calling 1-833-Sask-Vax (727-5829). You will need a Saskatchewan Health Card to make an appointment.

DAILY STATISTICS

The new COVID-19 cases are located in the far northwest (seven), the far northeast (one), the northwest (10), the north-central (two), the northeast (four), Saskatoon (26), Central East (five), Regina (116), Southwest (one), South Central (two) and Southeast (nine) areas. Seven cases are awaiting information on the residence.

The deceased was over 80 years old and was from the Northwestern area.

There are 147 people in the hospital; 22 people are in intensive care.

There are 1,565 active cases in the province. The seven-day average of new daily cases is 173.

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