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SA records 2 893 new COVID-19 cases

SA records 2 893 new COVID-19 cases”

As of 8 p.m. on May 22, the province reported 8,065,607 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.

One new death was reported Sunday in the 80+ age group from the South East zone.

The new cases in northern Saskatchewan are located in the following zones: Far North West, four; Far North East, two; North West, 24; North Central, 13; and North East, one.

Today's full case data is available at the province's website.

There were 11,004 doses administered in the latest reporting period.

With seven previous cases declared resolved, the number of active cases in the TBDHU fell slightly to 25. Another 26 cases of the P1 Brazil variant and 12 cases of the B1.617 Indian variant were detected through sequencing on Saturday, along with 337 more cases of the B1.1.7 United Kingdom variant.

One case deemed to be an out-of-province resident has been removed from the Regina zone.

One previously reported case with pending residence has been added to the North Central zone.

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Another 9,513 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed.

There were 208 new lineage results reported today.

As of Suday, 69 per cent of Saskatchewan residents 30 years and older have received their first dose - one per cent shy of the 70 per cent threshold for Step Two of the reopening plan.

The figures bring the provincial totals to 520,774 confirmed cases and 8,599 deaths in Ontario since the pandemic began. Three have no known location and 598 have a location reported.

At St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, there are 32 patients now admitted with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The province will formally open its booking system to youth 12 and up on Tuesday, but a spokesman for the local health authority said officials at the clinic west of downtown decided not to turn away teens that showed up for walk-ins.

The cumulative number of tests performed since September 7, 2020 is 129,643. Call HealthLine 811, your physician or nurse practitioner if you develop symptoms; you may develop symptoms from two to 14 days following exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.

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