Weyburn area clean of COVID cases, province’s cases down to 57

The Weyburn area has no new COVID cases as of June 9, and there are no active cases in the area, with 49 active cases in the southeast region. There are 57 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on June 9, bringing the provincial total to 47,574 cases.

The new cases are located in the following zones: Far North West, 1; Far North East, 4; Northwest, 5; North Central, 3; Northeast, 2; Saskatoon, 21; Central West, 1; Central East, 6; Regina, 12; and South Central, 1; and one case is pending residence information. Five cases with pending residence information have been assigned to the North Central, 4; and Northwest, 1; zones.

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One new death is being reported today in the 50-to-59 age group in the Central West zone.

Recoveries total 46,084, including 171 new recoveries, and 938 cases are considered active, marking the first time since November 7, 2020 that Saskatchewan is reporting fewer than 1,000 active cases.

There are 109 people in hospital, with 89 people receiving inpatient care: Far North West, 1; Northwest, 13; North Central, 4; Saskatoon, 29; Central East, 5; Regina, 31; Southwest, 1; South Central, 4; and Southeast; 1. Twenty people are in intensive care, including one out-of-province transfer from Manitoba: North West, 1; North Central, 4; Saskatoon, 8; Central East, 1; Regina, 5; and Southwest, 1. 

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number is 87 (7.1 per 100,000).

There were 2,203 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on June 8, including 77 tests in the southeast region.

An additional 12,528 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, including 1,247 doses in the southeast region, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 828,652. 

Seventy-eight per cent of those over the age of 40 have received their first dose,73 per cent of those 30+ have received their first dose, 68 per cent of those 18+ have received their first dose, while 65 per cent of those 12+ have also received their first dose.

All residents 12+ can receive their first dose. Beginning June 10, second dose vaccinations will be open to include residents 55+ or anyone who received their first dose on or before April 7. Individuals diagnosed with or being treated for cancer and those who have received solid organ transplants will receive a letter of eligibility in the mail that will allow them priority access to a second dose.

Eligibility to book for second doses is based on age or date of first dose.