Saskatchewan on Saturday hit the 70 per cent target of people 18 years and older having received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Twenty-five percent of all eligible residents are now fully vaccinated.
Step Two of the roadmap started today.
The government made the announcement Sunday as 70 per cent of people age 18 and older have their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 69 per cent of all residents 12 and older have their first shot. There were 753 doses administered with zone of residence pending. Anyone who got their first dose on or before May 15 can get their second.
Saskatchewan will receive another 89,880 doses from Moderna this week. Saskatchewan's vaccine allotment has yet to be determined.
"Over the past 15 months, Saskatchewan residents have diligently followed public health guidelines and restrictions, and over the past months they have followed through by getting vaccinated".
According to the government, vaccine reporting numbers have routinely been reported over a 48-hour period in order to ensure complete vaccine administration data/information and therefore represents vaccinations from two days previous. The rest of the cases are in the Regina (nine), northwest (nine), north-central (four), far northwest (four), south-central (three), southeast (two), central-west (one) and far northeast (one) areas.
There is one new death to report today in the 70 to 79 age group from the North West zone. There are now four active cases in the area.
There are 3,628 cases (98 per cent) recovered, and four people are hospitalized. There are now 33 active cases in the region.
These cases are located in the Far North Central (Athabasca), 0; Far North West, 20; Far North East, nine; North Central, three; and North East, 0.
224 new lineage results were reported for variants of concern (VOCs) on Sunday.
As of June 17, 11,904 variants of concern have been identified by screening in Saskatchewan, reported in the following zones: Regina (4,764), Saskatoon (2,066), South East (1,120), South Central (877), North West (762), Central East (640), North Central (612), South West (399), Far North West (291), Central West (143), Far North East (80), North East (79), and Far North Central (1).
There are 38 active cases of COVID-19 in NITHA communities.
Eight cases with pending residence information were assigned to the Far North West, seven; and Regina, one; zones.
There are now no COVID-19 patients in hospital, with hospitalisation numbers dropping dramatically since Malta's vaccination programme was launched. None of those ICU patients are in North Central.
Malta's health authorities announced zero new COVID-19 cases today, for the fourth time in a week.