COVID-19 Update for March 3: 81,597 Vaccines Delivered, 121 New Cases, 180 Recoveries, Two New Deaths
1,358 more COVID-19 vaccine dose administrations have been reported in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 81,597.
The 1,358 doses of COVID-19 vaccines reported today were administered in the following regions: Far North Central (21), Far North East (11), North West (6), North Central (452), Central East (351) Saskatoon (391), and Regina (126) zones.
As of March 2, 50 per cent of Phase 1 priority healthcare workers received a first dose. This percentage includes healthcare workers from long term care and personal care home facilities.
Pfizer shipments for the week of March 1 have arrived in Regina (3,510) and Saskatoon (3,510). North Battleford (2,340) and Prince Albert (4,680) shipments are expected by end of day March 3.
For a listing of first and second doses in Saskatchewan administered by geographic zone, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-vaccine-update.
Daily COVID-19 Statistics
There are 121 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on March 3, bringing the provincial total to 29,059 cases.
Two Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. The deaths were reported in the 80+ age group from the Regina (1) and Saskatoon (1) zones.
The new cases are located in the Far North West (2), Far North East (40), North West (6), North Central (6), North East (3), Saskatoon (17), Central West (2), Central East (7), Regina (35), and South West (1) zones. Two (2) cases are pending residence information. One (1) case with pending residence information was assigned to the North West (1) zone.
There are a total of 27,239 recoveries and 1,431 cases are considered active.
One hundred and fifty-three (153) people are in hospital. One hundred and thirty-three (133) people are receiving inpatient care: Far North West (3), Far North East (2), North West (11), North Central (14), North East (2), Saskatoon (54), Central West (1), Central East (5), Regina (35), South Central (2) and South East (4). Twenty people are in intensive care: North Central (1), Saskatoon (10), Central East (1) and Regina (8).
There were 2,588 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on March 2, 2021.
To date, 582,829 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of March 1, 2021, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 489,658 tests performed per million population. The national rate was 647,827 tests performed per million population.
The seven-day average of daily new cases is 154 (12.5 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. Please visit https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness/covid-19/seven-day-average-of-new-covid-cases.
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 inter-provincially, 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 quickly 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.
For more information on the current public health measures or to see the Public Health Order, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-measures.
General COVID-19 Information
General public inquiries may be directed to [email protected].