Sask COVID-19: 151 new cases, one death; Pfizer doses expected to arrive Wednesday

The Saskatchewan government says this week’s shipment of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses is expected to arrive in the province Wednesday.

The shipment of 63,180 doses will be distributed to Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, North Battleford, Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) North, ISC South, ISC North Battleford, Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority Prince Albert and pharmacies throughout the province.

There is one new COVID-19 death in Saskatchewan being reported on Wednesday, along with 151 new cases and 189 more recoveries. The death was a resident in the 40 to 49 age group from the Saskatoon zone.

The new cases are located in the following zones: Far North West, 1; Far North Central, 2; Far North East, 10; North West, 16; North Central, 8; North East, 2; Saskatoon, 51; Central West, 2; Central East, 1; Regina, 32; South West, 5; South Central, 11; and South East, 6.

The active case count is at 1,442, while the seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number is 141 or 11.5 new cases per 100,000 population.

133 people are in hospitals with 106 in inpatient care and 27 in ICUs around the province.

(Image: Government of Saskatchewan)

As of Tuesday, 10,317 variants of concern have been identified by screening in Saskatchewan, reported in the following zones: Far North West, 236; Far North East, 36; North West, 579; North Central, 408; North East, 56; Saskatoon, 1,598; Central West, 109; Central East, 565; Regina, 4,564; South West, 351; South Central, 714; and South East, 1,037.

There are 75 new lineage results reported Wednesday. Of the 5,711 VOCs with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing in Saskatchewan, 5,528 are B. (UK), 144 are P.1 (Brazilian), 29 are B.1.617 (Indian) and 10 are B.1.351 (SA).

Saskatchewan has administered nearly 670,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine after an additional 4,654 doses announced Wednesday.

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