No new COVID cases in Weyburn area, 613 doses given in SE region

There are no new COVID cases in the Weyburn area as of July 16, while there are 20 new cases of COVID-19 to report province-wide, bringing the provincial total to 49,362 cases.

The new cases are located in the following zones: Far North West, 3; Far North East, 1; Northwest, 2; North Central, 2; Saskatoon, 3; Central East, 3; Regina, 4; and Southeast, 1. One case is pending residence information.

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Two new deaths were reported today. One death was reported in the 60-to-69 age group from the Northwest zone and one death was reported in the 70-to-79 age group from the Far North East zone.

Recoveries total 48,407, including 12 new recoveries as of July 16, and 380 cases are considered active.

There are 53 people in hospital, and 44 are receiving inpatient care: Far North East, 1; Northwest, 3; North Central, 2; Saskatoon, 18; Central East, 1; Regina, 17; and Southeast, 2. Nine are in intensive care: North Central, 1; Saskatoon, 5; and Regina, 3.

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number is 25 (2.1 new cases per 100,000). This marks the lowest seven-day average since October 13, 2020. 

There were 1,573 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on July 15, including 65 tests in the southeast region.

An additional 10,925 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, including 613 doses in the southeast region, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 1,332,135.

Seventy-three per cent of those 12+ have received their first dose and 58 per cent of those 12+ are fully vaccinated.

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.