July 19 COVID-19 update: No deaths, 1.35M vaccinations, 16 new cases, 37 recoveries

Vaccines Reported

An additional 2,704 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 1,350,671.

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The additional 2,704 doses of COVID-19 vaccine reported today were administered to residents living in the following zones: Far North West, 6; Far North East, 2; North West, 50; North Central, 78; North East, 52; Saskatoon, 1,131; Central West, 37; Central East, 105; Regina, 939; South West, 67; South Central, 48; and South East, 103.  There were 86 doses administered with zone of residence pending.

Seventy-four per cent of those 12+ have received their first dose and 59 per cent of those 12+ are fully vaccinated.

Status of Population Vaccinations, as of July 17, 2021

Group

Estimated
Population

Received
First Dose

Fully 
Vaccinated

Age 80+

51,352

47,762 (93%)

45,044 (88%)

 Age 70-79

82,304

74,223 (90%)

69,672 (85%)

Age 60-69

140,471

121,379 (86%)

110,982 (79%)

Age 50-59

142,537

113,482 (80%)

97,925 (69%)

Age 40-49

150,870

109,245 (72%)

87,996 (58%)

Age 30-39

178,012

115,295 (65%)

86,079 (48%)

Age 18-29

181,622

112,435 (62%)

74,229 (41%)

Age 12-17

91,446

55,207 (60%)

29,589 (32%)

STICK it to COVID:  COVID-19 Risk Highest for Unvaccinated

Of the 2,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in June, more than 80 per cent of those cases were unvaccinated.  There were zero ICU admissions and zero deaths in fully vaccinated residents.  At this time, your risk of contracting COVID-19 is not determined by your age but by your vaccination status.  Saskatchewan could continue to see localized outbreaks among unvaccinated and under-vaccinated populations.  Every eligible person requires two doses of vaccine in order to achieve optimal protection, particularly against the Delta variant.  

Every resident 12 and older in every community whether urban, rural or remote:  Stick it to COVID and get vaccinated.  

All Saskatchewan residents 12 years and older who have received their first dose of vaccine are now eligible to receive their second dose following a 28-day interval.  Whether seeking your first or second dose, vaccination appointments can be booked through the Saskatchewan Health Authority online at www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19 or by calling 1-833-SaskVax (1-833-727-5829).  Street addresses and hours of operation for drive-thru and walk-in clinics are available at www.saskatchewan.ca/drive-thru-vax.

A map of participating pharmacies across the province is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-pharmacies.  This online tool includes links to pharmacy booking websites and provides details on the vaccine brand being offered at each location.

Daily COVID-19 Statistics

There are 16 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on July 19, bringing the provincial total to 49,450 cases.

The new cases are located in the following zones: Far North West, 4; Far North East, 1; North West, 2; North East, 1; Saskatoon, 5; Regina, 2; and South East, 1.  

One Saskatchewan resident that was tested out-of-province was added to the Saskatoon zone.  One case with pending residence was assigned to the North Central zone.  

No new deaths were reported today.

Recoveries total 48,613 and 262 cases are considered active.

There are 55 people in hospital.  Forty-six are receiving inpatient care: Far North East, 1; North West, 5; North Central, 7; Saskatoon, 18; Regina, 13; South Central, 1; and South East, 1.  Nine are in intensive care: North Central, 1; Saskatoon, 5; and Regina, 3.

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number is 26 (2.1 new cases per 100,000).  This marks the lowest seven-day average since October 13, 2020.  A chart comparing today's average to data collected over the past several months is available at https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness/covid-19/seven-day-average-of-new-covid-cases.

There were 902 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on July 18, 2021.

To date, 944,466 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan.  As of July 17, 2021, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 796,353 tests performed per million population.  The national rate was 994,554.

No new lineage results were reported for Variants of Concern today.  Of the 7,807 VOCs with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing in Saskatchewan, 6,963 are Alpha (B.1.1.7), 424 are Delta (B.1.617.2), 410 are Gamma (P.1), and 10 are Beta (B.1.351).

Provincial COVID-19 statistics on the total number of cases among health care workers, breakdowns of total cases by source of infection, age, sex and region, total tests to date, per capita testing rate and current numbers of confirmed variants of concern can be found at http://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-cases.

Living With COVID-19

For guidance on Living with COVID-19, including the requirements for self-isolation if you have a positive COVID-19 test, expectations around masking, information for businesses and workplaces and the visitation requirements for acute care as well as long term care and personal care homes, go to https://www.saskatchewan.ca/living-with-covid.

General COVID-19 Information

General public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.

 

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