There are 163 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on March 6, bringing the provincial total to 29,593 cases. There is one new case in the Weyburn area and two active COVID cases as of March 6.
Three Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. One death was reported in the 50-59 age group, one death was reported in the 70-79 age group and one death was reported in the 80+ age group. All three were from the Saskatoon zone.
The new cases are located in the Far North West (4), Far North East (14), Northwest (10), North Central (20), Northeast (3), Saskatoon (34), Central West (1), Central East (12), Regina (58), Southwest (1) and Southeast (4) zones. Two cases are pending residence information. Twelve cases with pending residence information were assigned to the Far North West (5), Northwest (1), North Central (3) and Regina (3) zones. Two cases were found to be out-of-province residents and were removed from the counts.
There are a total of 27,584 recoveries, including 52 new recoveries as of March 6, and 1,613 cases are considered active.
There are 142 people in hospital, with 120 people receiving inpatient care: Far North West (3), Far North East (1), Northwest (10), North Central (8), Northeast (1), Saskatoon (57), Central East (3), Regina (35) and Southeast (2). Twenty-two people are in intensive care: North Central (2), Saskatoon (10), Central East (1) and Regina (9).
An additional 3,577 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 90,456.
The 3,577 doses of COVID-19 vaccine reported today were administered in the following regions: Northwest (821), North Central (967), Saskatoon (909), Central East (44), Regina (826) and Southeast (10).
There were 2,744 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on March 5, with 98 new tests in the southeast region.
To date, 591,853 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of March 4, 2021, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 496,237 tests performed per million population. The national rate was 656,193 tests performed per million population.
The seven-day average of daily new cases is 155 (12.7 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.
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 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.
Assess Your Risk and Get Tested
The Government of Saskatchewan continues to recommend against all non-essential travel. International travellers must abide by federal testing and quarantine measures. If you choose to travel interprovincially, 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 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.