With another 6,496 doses of COVID vaccine being issued on Sunday in Saskatchewan, the provincial government is announcing over one million doses have been administered across the province. The total now stands at 1,005,275.
The province is also indicating over 80 percent of those 40 and older have received at least one dose of COVID vaccine.
Those who received their second dose on or before May 15 are now eligible to receive their second dose. The second dose schedule will be eased to anyone who received their first dose after 28 days on Thursday.
COVID-19 case count continues downward direction
The provincial government has announced 36 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday in Saskatchewan.
The new cases are located in Regina (11), Saskatoon (9), the South East (6), the Far North East (three). the North West (2), the North Central (2), and the South Central (one). Two cases are pending residence location, and 21 cases deemed out-of-province residents have been removed from the total case count (48,505).
The COVID-19 death toll remains at 565.
87 more people have recovered. The active case count is down to 639.
There are 79 people in hospital with COVID-19; 67 receiving inpatient care and 12 in ICU.
The seven-day-average for new cases is 67, or 5.4 per 100,000 people, which is the lowest since October, 2020.
Another 1,270 COVID-19 tests were conducted Monday. Roughly 904,000 COVID-19 tests have been processed.