Pharmacies to receive deliveries of Covid vaccines today

Pharmacies to receive deliveries of Covid vaccines today

Saskatchewan is inching a little closer towards its re-opening target.

Nearly 15,000 more doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered to 893,514.

There are 69 per cent of those 18 and older and 67 per cent of those 12 and older have now received their first dose of the vaccine.

To find out where you can access your first or second COVID-19 vaccine dose, visit the SHA website. Another 372 doses give are awaiting confirmation of residence.

There have been 46,311 recoveries reported in the province so far. But out of these, only 4,615 were first shots, and almost half of those were given in the 12 to 17 age group. Furthermore, more than 4 lakh (4,48,760) vaccine doses are in the pipeline and will be received by the states/UTs within the next three days, said the Union health ministry.

The province reported 65 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in Saskatchewan to 47,941. They were divided into two groups - the first comprised those who were RT-PCR positive for SARS-CoV-2 and had recovered while the second group comprised of those who were found RT-PCR negative and were categorised as no prior exposure.

Fifteen cases tested out of province were added to the Far North East (9), Saskatoon (3), Far North West (1), North East (1), and South East (1) zones.

Victoria's Health Minister Martin Foley confirmed a case reported on Saturday lives in the same Southbank townhouse complex as a worker from Arcare Maidstone, who earlier contracted the virus via the aged care facility.

There are 95 people in hospital, with 75 of those receiving inpatient care: north west (11) north central (5), Saskatoon (27), central east (3), Regina (24), south west (2), south central (1) and south east (2).

As of June 10, 11,504 variants of concern have been identified by screening in Saskatchewan, reported in the following zones: Regina (4,721), Saskatoon (1,965), South East (1,103), South Central (839), North West (715), Central East (626), North Central (536), South West (388), Far North West (274), Central West (120), North East (75), Far North East (74), and Far North Central (1).

The seven-day average of new cases is 79, or 6.5 per 100,000 people.

Saskatchewan residents 55 years and older are eligible to receive their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, effective 8 a.m. Thursday.

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