The number of active COVID-19 cases being reported in Saskatchewan has fallen below 900 for the first time since early November.
A total of 226 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis after vaccination among people younger than age 30 have also been confirmed. They were divided into two groups - the first comprised those who were RT-PCR positive for SARS-CoV-2 and had recovered while the second group comprised of those who were found RT-PCR negative and were categorised as no prior exposure.
Another 18,014 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the province, raising the total number of doses given to 878,665.
There are 96 people in hospital.
Five cases tested out of province have been added: in the far north east (4), with one more pending resident information. An individual in the 80-and-over age group from the Saskatoon area is the 554th Saskatchewan resident to die as a result of the virus.
There were 2,165 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on June 10.
Mr O'Loughlin said: "The HSE and the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (Niac) are not supporting that yet so anyone who has had their first dose of AstraZeneca is going to have to wait to get their second dose of AstraZeneca from the vaccination programme".
Seventy-nine per cent of people 40 and older have received their first dose. There were 372 doses administered with zone of residence pending.
Another one per cent of adults in Saskatchewan need their first COVID-19 shot in order for the province to begin step three of the Reopening Roadmap on July 11.
Saskatchewan has been allocated 89,880 Moderna doses for the week of June 14 and 130,620 Moderna doses for the week of June 21.
Pharmacists are due to get €35 per vaccine dose administered, the same figure as GPS, plus €10 for each patient who is entered into the system.
The new cases are in the Far Northwest (three); Far Northeast (four); Northwest (13); North Central (seven); Northeast (three); Saskatoon (17); Central East (three); Regina (14); Southwest (seven); South Central (seven); and Southeast (two) zones.
A health worker disinfects a secondary school as part of measures to halt the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Hanoi on Friday.
As of June 12, 11,704 variants of concern have been identified by screening in the province.