There are two new cases of COVID in the Weyburn area as of July 13, and 27 new cases of COVID-19 to report province-wide, bringing the provincial total to 49,304 cases.
The new cases are located in the following zones: Far North West, 5; Far North East, 10; Northwest, 3; Saskatoon, 2; Central East, 2; Regina, 1; Southwest, 1; and Southeast, 3. Two out-of-province cases were removed from the following zones: Northwest, 1; and Central East, 1.
No new deaths were reported today.Recoveries total 48,356, including 47 new recoveries of as July 13, and 375 cases are considered active.
There are 57 people in hospital, and 47 are receiving inpatient care: Northwest, 5; North Central, 5; Saskatoon, 20; Central East, 2; Regina, 13; and Southeast, 2. Ten are in intensive care: Northwest, 1; North Central, 1; Saskatoon, 4; and Regina, 4.
The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number is 44 (3.6 per 100,000).
There were 1,234 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on July 12, including 35 tests in the southeast region.
The number of confirmed cases of the Delta variant has increased significantly in recent 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.
An additional 2,419 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, including 67 doses in the southeast region, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 1,307,065.
Seventy-three per cent of those 12+ have received their first dose and 55 per cent of those 12+ are fully vaccinated.
Recent data indicates that unvaccinated residents account for 81 per cent of new COVID-19 cases, 65 per cent of hospitalizations, 81 per cent of ICU admissions, and 40 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in Saskatchewan during the month of June. The data is clear that the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community from serious illness and death is to be fully immunized.