March 14 COVID-19 update: Two deaths, 2,220 more vaccines, 98 new cases, 166 recoveries

Vaccines Reported

An additional 2,220 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 102,415.

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The 2,220 doses of COVID-19 vaccine reported today were administered in the following regions: North West (410), North Central (320), Central East (6), Saskatoon (924) and Regina (560).

For a listing of first and second doses in Saskatchewan administered by geographic zone, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-vaccine-update.

Starting March 15 - COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings for 70+ Province-wide, 50+ in Far North

Starting at 8 a.m. Monday, March 15, the Saskatchewan Health Authority Patient Booking System will include individuals 70 years of age and older in all parts of the province and residents 50 years of age and older in the Northern Administrative District.

Residents 50-69 years of age in the Northern Administrative District can only book their appointments by phone at this time.  Call 1-833-SASKVAX (1-833-727-5829) between 8am and 11pm.  Northern residents 70+ can utilize either the online to telephone booking system.

A map of the Northern Administrative District is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/business/first-nations-metis-and-northern-community-businesses/economic-development/northern-administration-district

Additional information on eligibility and how to book your appointment is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-booking.

AstraZeneca Clinic Open for 64 year olds only Monday in Regina

Beginning Monday March 15, 2021, Regina will open a drive-thru immunization clinic to administer the AstraZeneca vaccine to ONLY those aged 64 years of age on the grounds of the Regina Exhibition Association Ltd (REAL).  The site will begin to open up to additional ages, in reverse order from oldest to youngest, in the days after.

The drive-thru site will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  Only those 64 years of age (with a birthdate between March 16, 1956 and March 15, 1957) will be eligible.  You cannot pre-book an appointment for the drive-thru clinics.

Health officials are currently working on expanding availability of the AstraZeneca vaccine to a wider age range in the Regina area.  Additional details will be announced in the coming days.   

Daily COVID-19 Statistics

There are 98 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on March 14, bringing the provincial total to 30,620 cases.

Two Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.  The deaths were reported in the 20-29 age group in the Regina zone and the 80+ age group in the Far North West zone.

The new cases are located in the Far North East (6), North West (3), North Central (1), North East (2), Saskatoon (25), Central West (2), Central East (15), Regina (27), South West (6), South Central (4) and South East (6) zones. One (1) new case is pending residence information. Five (5) cases with pending residence information were assigned to the North West (4) and Regina (1) zones.

There are a total of 28,814 recoveries and 1,399 cases are considered active.

One hundred thirty-one (131) people are in hospital.  One hundred and two (102) people are receiving inpatient care: Far North West (2), Far North East (1), North West (9), North Central (7), Saskatoon (44), Central East (5), Regina (32), South Central (1) and South East (1).  Twenty-nine (29) people are in intensive care: North West (1), North Central (1), Saskatoon (13), Central East (2) and Regina (12).

There were 1,752 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on March 13, 2021.

To date, 610,593 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan.  As of March 12, 2021, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 513,342 tests performed per million population.  The national rate was 678,534 tests performed per million population.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is 130 (10.6 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, the per capita testing rate and current numbers of variants of concern can be found on the Government of Saskatchewan website.  Please visit https://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.

Interrupt COVID-19 Transmission in Regina

With an increase of community transmission of variants of concern in Regina, public health officials are asking all those who live and work in Regina to re-commit to best prevention practices to protect against COVID-19.

Wear your mask in all public places

Maintain physical distancing

If you are able to work from home, work from home at this time

Wash your hands frequently

Avoid all unnecessary travel

At this time, it is recommended that Regina and area residents - particularly those over age 50 - should not consider increasing their household bubbles to include 2-3 households up to 10 people.  They should consider remaining with their current household only. 

Many of Regina's outbreaks are a result of people of going to work and public places while symptomatic.  If you have any symptoms, stay home and arrange for a COVID-19 test 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 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.

Know your risk.  Keep yourself and others safe.  www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/about-covid-19/know-your-risk.

 

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