Two additional deaths, 20 new cases of Covid-19 in Saskatchewan July 16

380 active cases, 53 in hospital, Nine in intensive care

July 16, 2021, 1:37 pm


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Daily COVID-19 Statistics
There are 20 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on July 16, bringing the provincial total to 49,362 cases.

There are 2 active cases in Central East 5, including the Esterhazy and Melville areas

There are 1 active cases in South East 2, including the Moosomin, Rocanville, Whitewood and Kipling areas.

There are 4 active cases in South East 4, including the Redvers, Carlyle, and Estevan areas.

The new cases are located in the following zones: Far North West, 3; Far North East, 1; North West, 2; North Central, 2; Saskatoon, 3; Central East, 3; Regina, 4; and South East, 1. One case is pending residence information.

One case who tested out-of-province was added to the Saskatoon zone. Three cases with pending residence were assigned to zones: Far North Central, 2; and North West, 1.

Two new deaths were reported today. One death was reported in the 60 to 69 age group from the North West zone and one death was reported in the 70 to 79 age group from the Far North East zone.
Recoveries total 48,407 and 380 cases are considered active.

There are 53 people in hospital. Forty-four are receiving inpatient care: Far North East, 1; North West, 3; North Central, 2; Saskatoon, 18; Central East, 1; Regina, 17; and South East, 2. Nine are in intensive care: North Central, 1; Saskatoon, 5; and Regina, 3.

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number is 25 (2.1 new cases per 100,000). This marks 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 1,573 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on July 15, 2021.

To date, 941,407 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of July 14, 2021, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 793,188 tests performed per million population. The national rate was 991,426.

No new lineage results were reported for Variants of Concern today. Of the 7,747 VOCs with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing in Saskatchewan, 6,952 are Alpha (B.1.1.7), 408 are Gamma (P.1), 377 are Delta (B.1.617.2) and 10 are Beta (B.1.351).

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.

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.

General COVID-19 Information
General public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca.


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