Covid: 315 new cases as pharmacists to start administering vaccines

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People over 50 will be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine from their local pharmacist from today.

There are 96 people in hospital.

The pandemic death toll stands at 555 after the most recent death, due to COVID-19, was reported Saturday That person was over the age of 80 and from the north west zone.

An additional 18,014 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 878,665. Seventeen people are in intensive care: North West, one; North Central, four; Saskatoon, five; Central East, one; Regina, five; and South West, one.

A total of 226 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis after vaccination among people younger than age 30 have also been confirmed. Furthermore, more than 4 lakh (4,48,760) vaccine doses are in the pipeline and will be received by the states/UTs within the next three days, said the Union health ministry.

There were 2,159 tests processed on June 11.

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In response to a query of whether those who have recently recovered from the virus are still eligible for the vaccine, the DHA took to Twitter on Sunday to say that mild cases or cases without symptoms can take the first dose of the vaccine after completion of the 10-day isolation period. Someone age 69 at their first dose and 70 at their second will now be counted in the 70-79 group for both doses, resulting in a decrease in the 60-69 first dose number.

Secondly, Memory T-cell responses elicited by a single dose of vaccine were significantly higher in the previously infected group compared with those who had no prior infection.

Moderna Inc and Pfizer Inc deploy the mRNA technology in their vaccines. India has been witnessing a continuous fall in the active caseload and the current active number of Covid cases stands at 10,26,159 with a net decrease of 54,531 cases in the last 24 hours.

The 14,849 doses of COVID-19 vaccine reported Sunday were administered to residents living in the following zones: far north west (188), far north central (1), far north east (97), north west (712), north central (1,255), north east (474), Saskatoon (3,206), central west (356), central east (1,696), Regina (3,464), south west (464), south central (1,587) and south east (1,065).

As of June 12, 11,704 variants of concern have been identified by screening in the province. These cases are located in the Far North West, 7; and Far North East, 6.

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