As Saskatchewan reaches a milestone in vaccine delivery, the province announces two new COVID-19-Related deaths.
Health officials said 505,631 residents have now received their first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine.
Of those, 73 percent were over the age of 40, and 63 percent of those over the age of 30 and above received the first dose.
In all, 47,758 people received both doses of the vaccine, officials said.
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The news comes as two more deaths have been reported in the province, bringing the total death toll in the province to 515 since the outbreak began.
One death occurred in a 40-49 year old man in the South Central region, and another in a 70-79 year old man in the Saskatoon area.
Saskatchewan on Friday registered 227 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of provinces to 44,159.
Most of the new cases were reported in Saskatoon Zone (50), Regina Zone (41) and Southeast Zone (36).
The seven-day average of the new COVID-19 case number is 203, or 16.6 new cases per 100,000 population.
As of May 13, health officials said 8,915 concerns had been identified by screening in Saskatchewan.
Five is the first B.1.617 variant detected in India. This is the first report of this variation in Saskatchewan.
Two of the cases are in Saskatoon, one each in the Regina, North Central and Midwest zones.
Canada has not yet identified this variant as the “Anxiety Variation” (VOC), although the UK and the World Health Organization have recently named it a “VOC”.
The province said 149 patients were currently being treated at one hospital and 34 were in intensive care.
Officials announced 188 recoveries on Friday, bringing the total recovery to 41,569 now.
The total number of cases pending in the province is 2,075.
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