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57 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death reported, 171 recoveries

The new cases are located in the following zones: Saskatoon (21), Regina (12), Central East (6), North West (5), Far North East (4), North Central (3), North East (2), Far North West (1), Central West (1), and South Central (1)
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There is one new death to report today in the 50 to 59 age group in the Central West zone.

That brings the total number of deaths in the province to 552.

There are 57 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on June 9, 2021. 

The new cases are located in the following zones: Saskatoon (21), Regina (12), Central East (6), North West (5), Far North East (4), North Central (3), North East (2), Far North West (1), Central West (1), and South Central (1).

The new case in the South Central is located in the South Central 2 sub-zone, which includes Moose Jaw and area.

One case is pending residence information.  

Five cases with pending residence information have been assigned to the North Central (4) and North West (1) zones.

There are now 47,574 reported cases, including 938 active cases. This marks the first time since November 7, 2020 that Saskatchewan is reporting fewer than 1,000 active cases.

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

Starting today, the Ministry of Health will begin reporting COVID-19 variants of concern according to the latest designations approved by the World Health Organization, aligning with the designations being used by the Public Health Agency of Canada. These designations are as follows:

  • B.1.1.7/UK — Alpha (B.1.1.7)
  • B.1.351/Brazil — Beta (B.1.351)
  • P.1/Brazil — Gamma (P.1)
  • B.1.617.2/India — Delta (B.1.617.2)

As of June 8, 11,463 variants of concern have been identified by screening in Saskatchewan, reported in the following zones: Regina (4,718), Saskatoon (1,952), South East (1,103), South Central (832), North West (706), Central East (625), North Central (533), South West (388), Far North West (273), Central West (117), North East (75), Far North East (73), and Far North Central (1). There are 67 screened VOCs with residence pending.

No new lineage results were reported for Variants of Concern today. Of the 6,115 VOCs with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing in Saskatchewan, 5,866 are Alpha (B.1.1.7), 194 are Gamma (P.1), 45 are Delta (B.1.617.2) and 10 are Beta (B.1.351).

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

The 12,528 doses of COVID-19 vaccine reported today were administered to residents living in the following zones: Regina (3,624), Saskatoon (2,894), South East (1,247), South Central (833), Central East (790), North East (746), North Central (518), South West (489), North Wes (407), Central West (338), Far North West (225), Far North East (200), and Far North Central (2). There were 215 doses administered with zone of residence pending.

More information about vaccines is available on the government’s website.

There are 109 people in hospital. Eighty-nine people are receiving inpatient care in the following zones: Regina (31), Saskatoon (29), North West (13), Central East (5), North Central (4), South Central (4), Far North West (1), South West (1), and South East (1). Twenty people are in intensive care, including one out-of-province transfer from Manitoba, in the following zones: Saskatoon (8), Regina (5), North Central (4), North West (1), Central East (1), and South West (1). 

One hundred and seventy-one more people have recovered, increasing the provincial total to 46,084 recoveries.

There were 2,203 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on June 8. To date, 879,641 COVID-19 tests have been processed.  

For more information, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19. You can find the maps and the breakdown of cases by region on the government's website.