177 new COVID-19 cases in Sask.; no new deaths
REGINA -- Saskatchewan reported 177 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.
There were no new deaths to report. There are 2,260 active cases in the province on Sunday as it reported 210 new recoveries.
The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases is 213, or 17.4 new cases per 100,000 people.
The province says 157 people are being treated in hospital for COVID-19, with 41 in ICU.
New cases are located in the Far Northwest (eight), Northwest (18), North Central (nine), Saskatoon (40), Central West (one), Central East (14), Regina (42), Southwest (11), South Central (15) and Southeast (18). One new case is pending location details.
VARIANTS OF CONCERN
Saskatchewan identified 155 more variant cases on Sunday. To date, the province has reported 8,258 variant of concern cases.
There are 230 more lineage results to report Sunday. Of the 3,344 cases with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing, 3,288 are B.126.96.36.199 which originated in the U.K., 47 are P.1 which originated in Brazil and nine are B.1.351 which originated in South Africa.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority delivered a record 13,651 more vaccine doses.
There have been 518,133 doses administered in the province to date.
REOPENING STEP ONE TO COMMENCE MAY 30
The province reported 71 per cent of residents over the of 40 have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Step One of the Reopening Roadmap is to begin three weeks after the threshold of 70 per cent, is cleared. Premier Scott Moe posted on social media to say the target date for Step One is May 30.