COVID vaccines

Active case count back over 1,000 with 69 new cases Tuesday

Nov 23, 2021 | 1:54pm

There are 69 new cases of COVID-19 being announced in Saskatchewan Tuesday. The new cases come from Saskatoon (13), the central east (13), the south east (13), the north central (seven), Regina (six), the far north west (two), the south central (two), the far north east (one), the north west (one), and the central west […]

Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation welcomes children’s COVID-19 vaccine for ages five to 11

Nov 22, 2021 | 10:24am

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is glad to see a vaccine approved for use in Canada for children ages five to 11. President Patrick Maze says teachers have been looking forward to this. “Teachers and schools in particular are one area of society in Saskatchewan that haven’t been able to do proper social distancing since the pandemic […]

ICU patient transfers to Ontario on hold after this weekend

Oct 29, 2021 | 2:20pm

After this weekend, Saskatchewan will be putting a pause on transferring ICU patients outside of the province. 22 patients have been moved to Ontario so far. Marlo Pritchard from the Sask. Public Agency says that ICU patient transfers will continue for the next couple of days. “At this point of time again planning transferring two […]

ICU transfers to Ontario will continue this week

Oct 25, 2021 | 8:20pm

Last week Saskatchewan began the process of transporting ICU patients to Ontario. This was done to help reduce the workload for ICU workers in the province. Marlo Pritchard of the Sask Public Agency says transferring ICU patients to Ontario will continue this week. “We are transferring three patients today (Monday), we are planning barring anything […]

Mixed vaccines will be allowed for Canadians traveling by land or ferry to U.S.

Oct 15, 2021 | 5:17pm

Those with mixed doses of vaccines will be able to enter the United States on Nov. 8. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says while it’s not recommended for Americans, they recognize it’s an increasingly common practice in other countries — such as Canada — and will be accepted for residents of those foreign countries. […]

COVID-19 misinformation still a large issue according to Sask. ICU doctor

Oct 5, 2021 | 3:20pm

One Saskatchewan doctor has taken to Twitter to debunk several pieces of misinformation on COVID-19 she has found “strange/very wrong.” Dr. Susan Shaw — who is an intensive care unit doctor and chief medical officer for the Saskatchewan Health Authority — has posted a seven-tweet thread aiming to inform residents about the facts about COVID-19. […]

COVID-19 hospitalizations reaches new record high

Oct 3, 2021 | 2:16pm

There’s never been more people in Saskatchewan’s hospitals being treated for COVID-19 than there are now. A total of 321 patients are in hospital dealing with COVID-19, which is up 15 from Saturday’s numbers. There are 69 patients in ICU. This comes as 354 more people have tested positive for COVID-19. The new cases come […]

Active COVID-19 case count reaches record high

Sep 26, 2021 | 3:10pm

An unpleasant record has been set in Saskatchewan after 552 new cases of COVID-19 were announced Sunday on the provincial dashboard. While that is a single-day record for new cases, the active case count has also eclipsed the previous record set in December. There are now 4,864 active cases, which is 101 more than the […]

Active COVID-19 case count inches closer to record high

Sep 25, 2021 | 3:53pm

Another 492 cases of COVID-19 have been announced in Saskatchewan Saturday via the provincial dashboard. The new cases come from Saskatoon (127), the north west (85), Regina (47), the south west (32), the south east (32), the north central (30), the far north west (28), the central east (20), the south central (20), the far […]