One new COVID-19 death reported Monday, hospitalizations at lowest point since November

A nurse draws a dose from a vaccine vial in Prince Albert. Photo courtesy SHA.

Saskatchewan reported one death from COVID-19 Monday. The patient was over the age of 80, and from the Saskatoon Zone.

The death was reported, along with 113 new cases, in Monday’s daily data update. of the new cases, nine were in the north central zone. Five are in the city. Prince Albert now has 48 active cases of COVID-19. There are 108 people in the hospital, the lowest total since Nov. 28, 2020. Of those, 83 are receiving inpatient care and 25 are in the ICU.

There were an additional 8,039 doses of vaccine administered Sunday, including 507 in the North Central. So far, 77 per cent of those over the age of 40 have received their first dose of the vaccine. That percentage falls to 71 per cent of residents over the age of 30 and 66 per cent of those 18-plus.

All residents aged 50 or older in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District are now eligible to receive their second dose, so long as it

s been 28 days from their first dose if they received Moderna, and 21 days if their first dose was Pfizer.

For the rest of Saskatchewan, second doses are now open to residents aged 70 or older or those who received their first dose before March 15.

Saskatchewan entered phase one of its reopening roadmap this weekend. Step two is scheduled for June 20.