Sask. COVID-19 update: 2,428 more vaccine doses administered, 182 new cases, four more deaths

 

There were 2,428 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered Feb. 20 in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 60,743. 

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The 2,428 doses were administered in the North West (116), Saskatoon (422), Central East (482), Regina (534) and South Central (874) zones. The South Central zone has reported an additional 493 doses administered on Feb. 18. 

A correction for Feb. 19 resulted in two doses removed from the Central East zone.

For a listing of first and second doses in Saskatchewan administered by geographic zone, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-vaccine-update.

Saskatchewan remains in Phase One of vaccine delivery, targeting residents and staff of long-term and personal-care homes, identified health care providers, residents 70 years and older and residents aged 50 and older in remote/Northern Saskatchewan. 

Eligible populations will be contacted directly to receive their vaccinations.  Registration for appointments for Phase Two sequenced populations will be available when Phase Two commences. 

Please do not contact HealthLine 811 to register for vaccinations at this time. Notification will be provided when the registration system is available.

There are 182 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Feb. 21, bringing the provincial total to 27,620 cases. 

Four Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. Two deaths were reported in the 60-69 age group from the North West zone and two deaths were reported in the 70-79 age group, one from the Regina zone and one from the South Central zone.

One new case is in the South East region. That case is in South East Zone 1, which is in the northwest area of the region.

The new other cases are located in the Far North West (11), Far North Central (2), Far North East (22), North West (10), North Central (5), North East (4), Saskatoon (48), Central West (2), Central East (7), Regina (56), South West (1) and South Central (5) zones, and eight cases have pending residence information. 

Another 110 people are listed as recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 25,578. One new recovery is in the South East.

A total of 1,670 cases are considered active. There are 39 active cases in the South East, including five in South East Zone 4, which includes Estevan.

One hundred and seventy-six people are in hospital. One hundred and sixty-three people are receiving inpatient care: Far North West (6), Far North Central (2), Far North East (2), North West (15), North Central (14), North East (2), Saskatoon (60), Central West (1), Central East (8), Regina (46), South Central (2) and South East (5). There is one more person in hospital in the South East than on Feb. 20.

Thirteen (13) people are in intensive care: North West (1), North Central (1), Saskatoon (8), Central East (1), and Regina (2).

There were 2,186 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Feb. 20, including 76 in the South East.

To date, 559,078 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of Feb. 19, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 469,247 tests performed per million population. The national rate was 621,306 tests performed per million population.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is 153 (12.5 new cases per 100,000). A chart comparing today's average to data collected over the past several months is available on the Government of Saskatchewan website. 

Further statistics on the total number of cases among healthcare workers, breakdowns of total cases by source of infection, age, sex and region, total tests to date and the per capita testing rate can be found on the Government of Saskatchewan website. 

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