Sask. COVID-19 update: walk-in vaccine clinic happened in Estevan

A walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic is underway at the Estevan Church of God on Sunday.

The clinic started at 10 a.m. and will continue to 6 p.m. Anyone who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine can attend.

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As of 1 p.m., the listed wait time was 15 minutes or less.

An additional 8,527 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan, according to the daily COVID report issued May 2, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 443,669.

A total of 834 doses were in the South East region. As for the rest of the province, the doses of COVID-19 vaccine reported were for residents living in the following zones: Far North West, 86; Far North Central, 8; Far North East, 22; North West, 714; North Central, 562; North East, 111; Saskatoon, 1,804; Central West, 141; Central East, 748; Regina, 2,659; South West, 36; and South Central, 491. There were 311 doses administered with zone of residence pending.

Eighty-one per cent of Saskatchewan residents over age 60 have received their first dose. Sixty-three per cent of those 40+ have received their first dose. Forty-two per cent of those 18+ have received their first dose.

All vaccine administration details for the province, including first and second doses, can be found at https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness.  As the source database for vaccine information, Panorama is subject to continuous data updates which may result in revised counts, day over day.

Individuals who experience a severe or unusual reaction after getting a COVID-19 vaccination can report it by calling 811. 

There are 238 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on May 2, bringing the provincial total to 41,599 cases.

One new death is reported today in the 60-69 age group from the Central East zone. A total of 495 people with COVID-19 have died in Saskatchewan.

Twenty-two new cases are in the South East region, including nine from South East Zone 4, which includes Estevan. Eighty-three cases in Zone 4 are considered active, which is down two from May 1.

There are seven new cases in South East Zone 3, which includes Weyburn; five new cases in Zone 1, which is northwest of Zone 4; and one new case in Zone 2, which is north of Zone 4.

The other new cases in Saskatchewan are located in the following zones: Far North West, 19; Far North East, 1; North West, 22; North Central, 23; North East, 4; Saskatoon, 40; Central West, 8; Central East, 8; Regina, 59; South West, 5; and South Central, 21.

Another 238 people are listed as recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 38,667. Twenty-nine recoveries are from the South East, including 11 from South East Zone 4.

A total of 2,437 cases are considered active, including 235 from the South East.

There are 167 people in hospital. One hundred and twenty-eight people are receiving inpatient care: Far North East, 1; North West, 3; North Central, 3; Saskatoon, 53; Central East, 6; Regina, 53; South West, 1; South Central, 3; and South East, 5. The number of people in hospital is up one from May 1.

Thirty-nine people are in intensive care: North Central, 1; Saskatoon, 14; Central East, 2; Regina, 21; and South Central, 1.

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number is 236 (19.3 new cases per 100,000). A chart comparing today's average to data collected over the past few months is available at https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness/covid-19/seven-day-average-of-new-covid-cases.

There were 3,354 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on May 1, including 220 from the South East.

To date, 776,997 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan.  As of April 30, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 652,209 tests performed per million population.  The national rate was 832,248.

As of May 1, 7,160 variants of concern have been identified by screening in Saskatchewan, reported in the following zones: Far North West, 141 Far North East, 3; North West, 219; North Central, 131; North East, 24; Saskatoon, 819; Central West, 86; Central East, 318; Regina, 3,837; South West, 210; South Central, 542; and South East, 738. There are 92 screened VOCs with residence pending.

There are no new lineage results reported today. Of the 2,522 VOCs with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing in Saskatchewan, 2,491 are B.1.1.1.7 (UK), 22 are P.1 (Brazilian) and nine are B.1.351 (South African). The Regina zone accounts for 1,657 (66 per cent) of the VOC cases with confirmed lineage reported in Saskatchewan.

 

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