As more Saskatchewan residents receive their vaccinations, serious outcomes from COVID-19 have declined dramatically.
Comparing indicators between June 1-25 and July 1-25, new cases fell from 1,848 to 894. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 105 to 55 and ICU admissions due to COVID decreased from 21 to 13.
For this same reporting period, deaths due to COVID-19 declined from 25 to eight. The last month with a comparable statistic is July of 2020, when the province recorded six deaths due to COVID-19.
This week, the Ministry of Health will provide an update on the COVID-19 vaccination and breakthrough information for the month of July. It is anticipated that the previously observed trend will continue: vaccinations continue to prevent the most serious illness and deaths due to COVID-19.
The previous reports are available in the COVID-19 vaccination information at Saskatchewan.ca.
As of Aug. 8, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) will transition from mass vaccination clinics and their online appointment booking system to focused outreach to provide COVID-19 vaccinations where residents live, work and play. Take advantage of all the vaccination clinics that are currently available including appointments with participating pharmacies and stick it to COVID this summer. After Aug. 8, SHA pop-up and walk-in clinic information will be posted to the SHA website and advertised locally.
COVID-19 Summary for August 3, 2021:
From July 31-August 3, 11,713 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 1,417,902.
As of Aug. 3, 75 per cent of those 12+ have received their first dose and 64 per cent of those 12+ are fully vaccinated.
There were 175 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan from July 31-Aug. 3, bringing the provincial total to 50,120 cases. One hundred and seventy-nine recoveries were recorded during the same period.
The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan is currently 48 (four per 100,000).
No new deaths were reported July 31-August 3.
Eighty-two new lineage results were reported for one Variant of Concern between July 31 and August 3.
As of August 3, there are 58 people in hospital: 48 are receiving inpatient care and 10 are in intensive care.
From July 31-August 3, there were 4,896 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan.
Daily provincial COVID-19 statistics by age, date and geographic zones including active cases, recoveries and confirmed variants of concern can be found at on the dashboard at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-cases.
Stick it to COVID - Get Your Vaccination
All Saskatchewan residents 12 years and older are eligible for vaccination with second doses administered following a 28-day interval.
Through Aug. 8, 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). Details on clinic locations and times are listed on the SHA website. Please note, these vaccine clinics are subject to change based on demand. Any changes to clinic hours and location will be updated online.
A map of participating pharmacies across the province is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-pharmacies.
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.