Over 80 per cent of Sask. long-term care residents have received first COVID-19 vaccine dose

The provincial government has announced that 81 per cent of residents in long-term care homes across Saskatchewan have now received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 43 per cent have received both doses and are now fully vaccinated.

“Our health care workers are doing an excellent job of administering vaccines quickly, safely and efficiently in long-term care facilities across the province,” stated Health Minister Paul Merriman on Monday.

The news comes as the province is recording no new deaths from the virus along with 177 new cases and 195 more recoveries in Monday’s COVID-19 update. Active cases have slightly dropped to 1,652 and the seven-day average of daily new cases is 158 or 12.9 new cases per 100,000.

New cases are located in the Far North West (15), Far North Central (6), Far North East (5), North West (20), North Central (7), North East (7), Saskatoon (37), Central West (4), Central East (11), Regina (48), South West (1), South Central (5) and South East (3) zones and eight (8) cases have pending residence information.

177 people are in hospital 162 people receiving inpatient care and 15 people in intensive care units. Four of those ICU patients are in Regina.

(Map courtesy of the Saskatchewan Government)

There were 920 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Sunday in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 61,730.

The 920 doses were administered in the Saskatoon (499), North West (43), Central East (187), and South Central (191) zones. The South Central (63) and Regina (4) zones reported an additional 67 doses administered February 20.

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