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July 5 COVID-19 update: Close to half a million fully vaccinated, 20 new cases, 56 recoveries

Vaccines Reported An additional 8,814 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 1,225,186.
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Vaccines Reported

An additional 8,814 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 1,225,186.

The additional 8,814 doses of COVID-19 vaccine reported today were administered to residents living in the following zones: Far North West, 16; Far North Central, 1; Far North East, 52; North West, 466; North Central, 370; North East, 77; Saskatoon, 3,193; Central West, 64; Central East, 219; Regina, 3,107; South West, 73; South Central, 615; and South East, 304.  There were 257 doses administered with zone of residence pending.

Seventy-one per cent of those 12+ have received their first dose and 48 per cent of those 12+ are fully vaccinated.494,071 people are fully vaccinated.

Status of Population Vaccinations, as of July 4, 2021

Group

Estimated
Population

Received
First Dose

Fully 
Vaccinated

Age 80+

51,304

47,603 (93%)

44,363 (86%)

 Age 70-79

79,817

73,795 (92%)

67,714 (85%)

Age 60-69

138,471

120,245 (87%)

104,714 (76%)

Age 50-59

147,466

111,738 (76%)

87,068 (59%)

Age 40-49

151,896

106,803 (70%)

68,902 (45%)

Age 30-39

183,246

111,503 (61%)

60,204 (33%)

Age 18-29

189,909

106,586 (56%)

47,188 (25%)

Age 12-17

90,987

52,744 (58%)

13,902 (15%)

All vaccine administration details for the province, including first and second doses, can be found at https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness.

All Residents 12+ Eligible for COVID-19 First and Second Dose Immunizations

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 20 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on July 5, bringing the provincial total to 48,978 cases.

The new cases are located in the following zones: Far North West, 1; Far North East, 3; North Central, 1; North East, 3; Saskatoon, 1; and Regina, 9.  Two cases are pending residence information.

No new deaths are being reported today.

Recoveries total 48,050 and 360 cases are considered active.

There are 65 people in hospital.  Fifty-four are receiving inpatient care: North West, 4; North Central, 7; Saskatoon, 24; Central West, 1; Central East, 2; Regina, 11; South Central, 4; and South East, 1.  Eleven are in intensive care: North West, 1; North Central, 2; Saskatoon, 4; and Regina, 4.

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number is 33 (2.7 per 100,000).  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 912 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on July 4, 2021.

To date, 923,683 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan.  As of July 3, 2021, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 778,712 tests performed per million population.  The national rate was 972,140.

As of July 4, 12,208 Variants of Concern have been identified by screening in Saskatchewan, reported in the following zones: Far North West, 324; Far North Central, 3; Far North East, 87; North West, 835; North Central, 633; North East, 80; Saskatoon, 2,124; Central West, 146; Central East, 651; Regina, 4,809; South West, 401; South Central, 889; and South East, 1,145.  There are 81 screened VOCs with residence pending.

There are no new lineage results reported for Variants of Concern today.  Of the 7,244 VOCs with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing in Saskatchewan, 6,677 are Alpha (B.1.1.7), 348 are Gamma (P.1), 209 are Delta (B.1.617.2) and 10 are Beta (B.1.351).

Confirmed variant of concern cases may appear in both columns on the website, depending on testing for that case.  Adding the cases identified by screening and those that have received whole genome sequencing may result in double-counting individual cases.

Provincial COVID-19 statistics for the weekend of July 3-4 can be viewed on the dashboard at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-cases.

Limit COVID Transmission in your Community - Get Tested 

Getting tested assists the monitoring of active cases in the province, particularly with variants of concern in Saskatchewan.  Even if experiencing mild symptoms, stay home and seek a COVID-19 test.  Even if you have been recently vaccinated, it can take up to three weeks for your immune system to respond from a first dose and two weeks after a second dose.  Vaccines are not a cure preventing all possible transmission and you remain at risk of contracting COVID-19 during that time. 

COVID-19 testing is available to all residents.  You can still receive a referral for COVID-19 testing through HealthLine 811 or a health care provider, and drive-thru testing sites are available without a referral seven days a week in Regina, Saskatoon, Yorkton and Prince Albert.  Information on symptoms to watch for and how to get tested is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-testing.

Saskatchewan's Re-Opening Roadmap - All Public Health Measures to Be Lifted July 11

With more than 70 per cent of residents over the age of 12 having received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the full implementation of Step 3 of the Re-Opening Roadmap will occur on Sunday, July 11. 

That means that as of Sunday, July 11, all public health orders will be removed.  This includes the removal of the province-wide mandatory masking order, and the removal of limits on events and gathering sizes. 

General COVID-19 Information

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

Know your risk.  Keep yourself and others safe 

www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-know-your-risk.

 

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