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July 6 COVID-19 update: One death, Delta variant increasing, 14 new cases, 60 recoveries

Vaccines Reported An additional 8,348 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 1,233,534. Over half a million Saskatchewan residents are now fully vaccinated.
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Vaccines Reported

An additional 8,348 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 1,233,534.  Over half a million Saskatchewan residents are now fully vaccinated.

The additional 8,348 doses of COVID-19 vaccine reported today were administered to residents living in the following zones: Far North West, 19; Far North Central, 1; Far North East, 81; North West, 701; North Central, 309; North East, 68; Saskatoon, 3,462; Central West, 119; Central East, 189; Regina, 2,842; South West, 49; South Central, 99; and South East, 185.  There were 224 doses administered with zone of residence pending.

Seventy-one per cent of those 12+ have received their first dose and 49 per cent of those 12+ are fully vaccinated.

Status of Population Vaccinations, as of July 5, 2021

Group

Estimated
Population

Received
First Dose

Fully 
Vaccinated

Age 80+

51,304

47,608 (93%)

44,381 (87%)

 Age 70-79

79,817

73,809 (92%)

67,775 (85%)

Age 60-69

138,471

120,301 (87%)

105,019 (76%)

Age 50-59

147,466

111,816 (76%)

87,736 (59%)

Age 40-49

151,896

106,928 (70%)

70,422 (46%)

Age 30-39

183,246

111,732 (61%)

62,154 (34%)

Age 18-29

189,909

106,922 (56%)

49,260 (26%)

Age 12-17

90,987

52,858 (58%)

14,701 (16%)

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 14 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on July 6, bringing the provincial total to 48,992 cases.

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

One new death was reported today in the 30 to 39 age group from the North West zone.

Recoveries total 48,110 and 313 cases are considered active.

There are 62 people in hospital.  Fifty-two are receiving inpatient care: North West, 3; North Central, 8; Saskatoon, 24; Central East, 2; Regina, 11; South Central, 3; and South East, 1.  Ten are in intensive care: North West, 1; North Central, 2; Saskatoon, 4; and Regina, 3.

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number is 28 (2.3 per 100,000).  This is 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 1,549 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on July 5, 2021.

To date, 925,232 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan.  As of July 4, 2021, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 779,486 tests performed per million population.  The national rate was 974,702.

As of July 5, 12,212 Variants of Concern have been identified by screening in Saskatchewan, reported in the following zones: Far North West, 324; Far North Central, 4; Far North East, 87; North West, 836; North Central, 633; North East, 80; Saskatoon, 2,124; Central West, 146; Central East, 651; Regina, 4,810; South West, 401; South Central, 889; and South East, 1,145.  There are 82 screened VOCs with residence pending.

There are 271 new lineage results reported for Variants of Concern today.  Of the 7,515 VOCs with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing in Saskatchewan, 6,816 are Alpha (B.1.1.7), 385 are Gamma (P.1), 304 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 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.

Limit Transmission of Variants of Concern in your Community - Get Vaccinated

The number of confirmed cases of the Delta variant has increased significantly in the last two weeks.  The Delta variant is assumed to be 1.5 times more transmissible and twice as virulent as the Alpha variant.

Two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are required for optimal protection against the Delta variant.  Residents are strongly encouraged to get their first and second doses as soon as possible.

Getting tested also assists the monitoring of active cases and variants of concern in the province.  Even if experiencing mild symptoms, stay home and seek a COVID-19 test.  COVID-19 testing is available to all residents.  You can 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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