COVID-19 UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 27

75,501 VACCINES DELIVERED, 162 NEW CASES, 119 RECOVERIES, FIVE NEW DEATHS

Vaccine Delivery 

 

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There were 5,211 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered yesterday in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 75,501. To date, this is the highest one-day total for vaccine delivery in the province.

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 https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-vaccine-update.

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 (3), Saskatoon (1) and South East (1) zones.

The new cases are located in the Far North West (27), Far North East (5), North West (13), North Central (3), North East (9), Saskatoon (23), Central East (18), Regina (52), South Central (7) and South East (1) zones, while four cases are pending residence information.  Nine cases with pending residence information were assigned to the Far North East (1), North West (1), North Central (3), Regina (3) and South Central (1) 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 (5), Far North East (2), North West (11), North Central (13), North East (1), Saskatoon (53), Central West (1), Central East (7), Regina (36), South Central (2) and South East (4).  Sixteen people are in intensive care: North West (1), Saskatoon (9) and Regina (6).

There were 2,647 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on February 26, 2021.

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.  Please visit https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness/covid-19/seven-day-average-of-new-covid-cases.

Further statistics on the total number of cases among healthcare workers, breakdowns of total cases by source of infection, age, sex and region, total tests to date and the per capita testing rate can be found on the Government of Saskatchewan website.  Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/cases-and-risk-of-covid-19-in-saskatchewan.

Assess Your Risk and Get Tested

 

The Government of Saskatchewan continues to recommend against all non-essential travel.  International travelers must abide by federal testing and quarantine measures.  If you choose to travel inter-provincially, get tested as soon as you return to Saskatchewan and plan for a follow up test seven days later.

The presence of new variants across Canada means an elevated risk of bringing more transmissible strains of COVID-19 home with you.  While you cannot test your way out of travel risks, testing is the best tool available to protect your family, friends and all residents of Saskatchewan against COVID-19 if you have travelled.

You do not need to be experiencing symptoms in order to have COVID-19.  Find testing options near you at https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/testing-information.

Enforcing Public Health Measures

 

Enforcement of public health orders is permitted under The Public Health Act, 1994.  Public health inspectors will be supported in their efforts to ticket violators quickly to ensure that businesses and events are brought into compliance as quickly as possible, in addition to the enforcement efforts that have been undertaken by police agencies throughout the province.

For more information on the current public health measures or to see the Public Health Order, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-measures.

General COVID-19 Information

 

General public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.

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