While the province waits for more doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to arrive, all is being done to use what is currently available. In their daily update released Saturday, the Saskatchewan government reported there were 148 more vaccine doses administered, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in Saskatchewan to 35,239. This represents 108 percent of the doses received, as health officials have found efficiencies in drawing extra doses from the vials of vaccine.
In the update Saturday, it was reported there were 258 new cases of COVID-19, along with eight more deaths linked to the virus.
There were two deaths reported in the North Central zone, with one person in the 60-69 age group, and the other in the 80+ age group. There were three deaths in Saskatoon – one in the 70-79 age group and two in the 80+ age group. There was one death in the 70-79 age group in the Central East zone, one death in the 70-79 age group in the Far North East zone, and one death in Regina in the 80+ age group.
Of the new cases reported on Saturday, 53 were in Regina, and 45 in Saskatoon. There were also 40 new cases in the North West zone. The North Central zone saw 26 new cases, with 20 new cases reported in the Far North East, 18 in the South East, 14 in the North East, 10 in the Far North West, nine in the Central East, six in the Far North Central, five in the South West, two in the South Central and one in the Central West. There are nine cases pending residence information.
There were 228 recoveries reported on Saturday, bringing the number of active cases across Saskatchewan to 2,523. Of those active cases, 206 people are in hospital with 28 people in intensive care.