COVID-19: Saskatchewan breaks record for daily vaccinations, reports 167 new cases

On the same day Saskatchewan reported a record-breaking amount of nearly 20,000 COVID-19 vaccinations administered, the province also reported 167 new cases.

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Government officials credit the expanded capacity of its rollout program with pharmacies now involved as the reason for high vaccination rates.

On Saturday, 18,995 doses were administered across the province.

A total of 542,343 people have received their first dose in Saskatchewan, and 48,609 individuals have received their second dose.


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Saskatchewan is also reporting 167 new coronavirus infections.

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Saskatoon reported the most new cases with 54, followed by Regina with 29 new cases.

One more resident in the 80+ age group who tested positive for COVID-19 has died, the province reported on Sunday, in the Saskatoon zone.

There are 137 people in hospital, including 24 in ICU.

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On Monday, all Regina restaurants and licensed establishments can start to have in-person dining again. Restaurants and bars in the city will now follow provincial guidelines, including only four people at a table and no alcohol sales after 10 p.m.





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