Saskatchewan Examiner

Saskatchewan sets one-day record for COVID-19 vaccines administered

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) set itself a new record for COVID-19 vaccines administered in one day on Friday.

They performed 5,211 COVID-19 vaccines, the SHA announced during Saturday’s daily briefing. There have now been 75,501 vaccines to date.

The 5,211 doses were administered in the Saskatoon (254), Regina (286), Far North West (33), North Central (869), North West (918), Central East (1202), Central West (403), South East (570) and South West (676) zones. Multiple data corrections were made on February 24 and February 25 in the Regina, North West, North Central, North East, Central West and South West zones.

For a listing of first and second doses in Saskatchewan administered by geographic zone, visit here.

Daily COVID-19 Statistics

There are 162 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on February 27, bringing the provincial total to 28,506 cases.

Five Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. The deaths were reported in the 80+ age group from the Regina (three), Saskatoon (one) and South East (one) zones.

The new cases are located in the Far North West (27), Far North East (five), North West (13), North Central (three), North East (nine), Saskatoon (23), Central East (18), Regina (52), South Central (seven) and South East (one) zones, while four cases are pending residence information. Nine cases with pending residence information were assigned to the Far North East (one), North West (one), North Central (three), Regina (three) and South Central (one) zones.

There are a total of 26,573 recoveries and 1,548 cases are considered active.

One hundred and fifty-one (151) people are in hospital. One hundred and thirty-five (135) people are receiving inpatient care: Far North West (five), Far North East (two), North West (11), North Central (13), North East (one), Saskatoon (53), Central West (one), Central East (seven), Regina (36), South Central (two) and South East (four). Sixteen people are in intensive care: North West (one), Saskatoon (nine) and Regina (six).

There were 2,647 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on Friday.

To date, 574,040 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of February 25, 2021, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan’s per capita rate was 481,385 tests performed per million population. The national rate was 636,895 tests performed per million population.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is 152 (12.4 new cases per 100,000). A chart comparing today’s average to data collected over the past several months is available on the Government of Saskatchewan website. The province’s dashboard has more data.Facebook/Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority (NITHA).

NITHA numbers

Effective February 26, 2021, 5:00pm, CST. Here are today’s COVID-19 case numbers specific to NITHA communities.
There are 200 active cases of COVID-19 in NITHA communities.

These cases are located in the Far North Central, Athabasca (36), Far North West (43), Far North East (90), North Central (three), and North East (15). There are 2,869 cases (93 per cent) recovered, and seven people are currently in hospital.

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