Four new COVID cases in Weyburn area, 36 cases province-wide

There are four new COVID cases in the Weyburn area as of June 22, bringing to 12 the number of active cases in the area, and 35 active cases in the southeast region. There are 36 new cases of COVID-19 to report province-wide, bringing the provincial total to 48,505 cases.

Twenty-one cases were deemed out-of-province residents and removed from the following zones: Far North East, 1; Northwest, 2; North Central, 1; Saskatoon, 4; Regina, 3; Southwest, 2; South Central, 1; and seven pending residence information. Two previously reported cases pending residence information have been assigned to the Northwest and Regina zones.

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The new cases are located in the following zones: Far North East, 3; Northwest, 2; North Central, 2; Saskatoon, 9; Regina, 11; South Central, 1; and Southeast, 6. Two cases are pending residence information.

Recoveries total 47,301, including 87 new recoveries as of June 22, and 639 cases are considered active.

There are 79 people in hospital, and 67 are receiving inpatient care: Far North West, 1; Northwest, 7; North Central, 8; Saskatoon, 31; Central East, 3; Regina, 14; and South Central, 3. Twelve people are in intensive care: North Central, 3; Saskatoon, 4; and Regina, 5.

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number is 67 (5.4 per 100,000). This is the lowest seven-day average since October of 2020.

There were 1,270 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on June 21, including 75 tests from the southeast region.

Saskatchewan's Re-Opening Roadmap - Step Two Now Underway

Saskatchewan has now entered Step Two of re-opening, with in-person gathering limits increasing across a number of sectors and for private gatherings. More information on the changes within Step Two of the Re-Opening Roadmap are available at www.saskatchewan.ca/re-open-roadmap.

Guidance for individual sectors has been updated and is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/re-open.

Saskatchewan's Re-Opening Roadmap - All Public Health Measures to Be Lifted July 11

With more than 70 per cent of residents over the age of 18 having received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the full implementation of Step 3 of the Re-Opening Roadmap will occur on Sunday, July 11.

That means that as of Sunday, July 11, all public health orders will be removed. This includes the removal of the province-wide mandatory masking order, and the removal of limits on events and gathering sizes.

An additional 6,496 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, including 394 doses in southeast Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 1,005,275.

Eighty per cent of those over the age of 40+ have received their first dose. Seventy-five per cent of those 30+ have received their first dose. Seventy per cent of those 18+ have received their first dose, while 69 per cent of those 12+ have also received their first dose.

Anyone previously eligible based on age and anyone who received their first dose on or before May 15 are now eligible for their second vaccine. Reminder: once eligible to receive your second dose, you are always eligible.

When all persons 12 and older become eligible to receive their second doses starting June 24, second doses can be completed any time after 28 days. With the Delta variant circulating in Saskatchewan, it remains recommended that all residents receive second dose vaccinations as soon as you are eligible.