COVID-19 Update for February 13: 48,566 Vaccines Delivered, 244 New Cases, 190 Recoveries, Four Deaths
There were 1691 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered yesterday in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 48,566. With this, 104 per cent of the doses received have been administered to date. This overage is due to efficiencies in drawing extra doses from vials of vaccine received.
Central East has reported an additional 32 doses and South East has reported an additional 28 doses administered on February 10. On February 11, Central East administered an additional 7 doses, and South East administered 20 additional doses.
The 1691 doses were administered in the following zones: Far North West (118), Far North Central (31), North East (450), North Central (1061), Central West (6) and Saskatoon (25).
For a listing of first and second doses in Saskatchewan administered by geographic zone, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-vaccine-update.
Daily COVID-19 Statistics
There are 244 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on February 13, bringing the provincial total to date to 26,389 cases.
Four Saskatchewan residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. Two deaths were reported in the 70-79 age group from the Saskatoon zone, one death was reported in the 80+ age group from the Central East zone, and one death was reported in the 80+ age group from the North West zone.
The new cases are located in the Far North West (23), Far North Central (9), Far North East (6), North West (30), North Central (18), North East (8), Saskatoon (66), Central West (6), Central East (14), Regina (55), South West (1), South Central (1) and South East (5) zones. Two cases are pending resident information.
Seven pending residence cases have been assigned to the following zones: Far North West (2), North Central (4) and Central East (1).
A total of 24,085 individuals have recovered and 1,950 cases are considered active.
There are 187 people in hospital. One hundred and sixty-seven (167) people are receiving inpatient care: Far North West (2), Far North East (2), North West (19), North Central (22), North East (3), Saskatoon (55), Central West (1), Central East (11), Regina (44), South West (1), and South East (7). Twenty people are in intensive care: North West (1), North Central (2), Saskatoon (8), Central East (2), and Regina (7)
There were 3,157 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on February 12, 2021.
To date, 541,244 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. As of February 11, 2021, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 455,740 tests performed per million population. The national rate was 602,103 tests performed per million population.
Further statistics on the total number of cases among healthcare workers, breakdowns of total cases by source of infection, age, sex and region, total tests to date and the per capita testing rate can be found on the Government of Saskatchewan website. Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/cases-and-risk-of-covid-19-in-saskatchewan.
The seven-day average of daily new cases is 167 (13.7 new cases per 100,000 population) and is now available on the Government of Saskatchewan website. This chart compares today's average to data collected over the past several months. Please visit https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness/covid-19/seven-day-average-of-new-covid-cases.
Celebrate a Safe Valentine's Day
Show the people you love how much you care by keeping them safe from COVID-19. At this time, public health does not recommend sharing of gifts, chocolates, or food in schools and at workplaces. If you are purchasing a Valentine's Day gift for close friends or loved ones, give only individually-wrapped, unopened store-bought treats or products. If you're sharing cards, set them aside for 24 hours before handling.
Planning a date with your special someone? Consider staying in with some take out if you live in the same home. If meeting with individuals outside your household, follow the guidance for restaurants, movies theatres, and other venues here at https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-measures. All guidance regarding gathering sizes inside and outside the home remain in effect.
Consider hosting a Valentine's Day event online. Call, text or have a virtual date with the ones you love.
Keep It Close to Home this Family Day Week
Keeping COVID-19 transmission low means building best public health practices into all your plans this Family Day week. Take the opportunity to get outdoors for your physical and mental health, even if it means adding an extra layer of long underwear.
Stay safe this Family Day week by keeping your plans within your immediate household.
If you are headed outdoors, you may gather in groups of 10 with two metres of physical distancing between household groups. Food should not be shared between non-household members.
Stay close to home. Non-essential travel is not recommended at this time. Travel outside our borders means you will be subject to the public health requirements for that jurisdiction, including mandatory quarantine upon return from any international destination.
Enforcing Public Health Measures
Enforcement of public health orders is permitted under The Public Health Act, 1994. Public health inspectors will be supported in their efforts to ticket violators to ensure that businesses and events are brought into compliance as quickly as possible, in addition to the enforcement efforts that have been undertaken by police agencies throughout the province.
For more information on the current public health measures or to see the Public Health Order, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-measures.
General COVID-19 Information
General public inquiries may be directed to [email protected].