Sask. COVID-19 update: record number of vaccines administered; one new case in the South East

There were 5,211 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered Feb. 26 in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 75,501.

To date, this is the highest one-day total for vaccine delivery in the province.

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Of the 5,211 doses administered, 570 were in the South East, including some in South East Zone 4, which includes Estevan. Health care workers and care home residents are receiving the vaccine in Zone 4.

Other doses were administered in Saskatoon (254), Regina (286), Far North West (33), North Central (869), North West (918), Central East (1,202), Central West (403) and South West (676) zones.  Multiple data corrections were made on February 24 and February 25 in the Regina, North West, North Central, North East, Central West and South West zones.

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

There are 162 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on Feb. 27, bringing the provincial total to 28,506 cases.

Five Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.  The deaths were reported in the 80+ age group from the Regina (3), Saskatoon (1) and South East (1) zones.

A total of 385 people with COVID-19 have died in Saskatchewan, including 34 from the South East.

There is one new case of COVID-19 in the South East. It’s located in South East Zone 1, which is in the northwest corner of the region.

The other new cases in Saskatchewan are located in the Far North West (27), Far North East (5), North West (13), North Central (3), North East (9), Saskatoon (23), Central East (18), Regina (52) and South Central (7) zones, while four cases are pending residence information. 

Another 121 people are considered to be recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 26,573.

There are 1,548 cases that are considered active, including two in South East Zone 4 and 25 in the South East.

One hundred and fifty-one (151) people are in hospital. One hundred and thirty-five people are receiving inpatient care: Far North West (5), Far North East (2), North West (11), North Central (13), North East (1), Saskatoon (53), Central West (1), Central East (7), Regina (36), South Central (2) and South East (4). The number of people in hospital is the same as Feb. 26.

Sixteen people are in intensive care: North West (1), Saskatoon (9) and Regina (6).

There were 2,647 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Feb. 26, including 51 in the South East.

To date, 574,040 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan.  As of Feb. 25, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 481,385 tests performed per million population.  The national rate was 636,895 tests performed per million population.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is 152 (12.4 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 also be found on the Government of Saskatchewan website.  

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