There were no new COVID cases in the Weyburn area as of July 24, with three active cases in the Weyburn area and eight in the southeast region. There were 51 new cases of COVID-19 provincially on July 23, bringing the provincial total to 49,608 cases.
The new cases are located in the following zones: Far North West, 10; Far North Central, 8; Far North East, 8; Northwest, 7; Northeast, 1; Saskatoon, 3; Central East, 3; Regina, 5; South Central, 1; and Southeast, 2.
Two new deaths were reported on Friday. One death was reported in the 50 to 59 age group from the Regina zone and one death was reported in the 60 to 69 age group from the Northeast zone.
Recoveries total 48,719, including 25 new recoveries as of July 23, and 312 cases are considered active.
There are 64 people in hospital, and 54 are receiving inpatient care: Far North West, 1; Northwest, 8; North Central, 6; Northeast, 1; Saskatoon, 18; Central East, 1; Regina, 15; South Central, 3; and Southeast, 1. Ten are in intensive care: North Central, 3; Saskatoon, 4; and Regina, 3.
The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number is 34 (2.8 new cases per 100,000).
An additional 8,204 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, with 347 doses in the southeast region as of July 24, and 319 doses as of July 23, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 1,374,210.
Because it takes two weeks from your second dose to achieve optimal protection, take a look ahead at where you plan to be for the long weekend, for back to school, and plan to get your vaccination. Delaying your vaccination plans only allow more time for potential community transmission.
All COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Canada have proven to be safe and effective against COVID-19, reducing severe illness and death. Pfizer and Modern mRNA vaccines can be used interchangeably to complete the two-vaccine dose series and being fully vaccinated means fewer COVID-19 cases in your community.