February 14, 2021

COVID-19 Update for February 14: 49,645 Vaccines Delivered, 161 New Cases, 247 Recoveries

There were 1,079 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered yesterday in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 49,645.  With this, 107 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.

The 1,079 doses were administered in the following zones: Far North West (88), Far North Central (40), Central East (22) and North Central (929).

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 161 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on February 14, bringing the provincial total to 26,550 cases.

The new cases are located in the Far North West (7), Far North East (10), North West (16), North Central (10), North East (6), Saskatoon (52), Central West (7), Central East (6), Regina (31), South Central (5) and South East (7) zones.  Four cases are pending resident information.

Two pending residence cases have been assigned to the following zones: Far North East (1) and North West (1).

A total of 24,332 individuals have recovered and 1,864 cases are considered active.

There are 183 people in hospital.  One hundred and sixty-four (164) people are receiving inpatient care: Far North West (2), Far North East (2), North West (19), North Central (23), North East (3), Saskatoon (56), Central West (1), Central East (10), Regina (41), South West (1), South Central (1) and South East (5).  Nineteen people are in intensive care: North West (1), North Central (1), Saskatoon (8), Central East (1) and Regina (8).

There were 2,342 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on February 13, 2021.

To date, 543,586 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan.  As of February 12, 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 603,137 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 163 (13.3 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 the sharing of gifts, chocolates or food in schools and 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 at https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-measures.

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].