COVID-19 Update for February 15: 49,809 Vaccines Delivered, 143 New Cases Vaccine Delivery
There were 164 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered yesterday in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 49,809. 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 164 doses were administered in the following zones: Far North Central (11) and North Central (153).
For a listing of first and second doses in Saskatchewan administered by geographic zone, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-vaccine-update.
Case Information Posting
Due to the Family Day statutory holiday, news release detail and dashboard are not available today. Case detail for today will be included in tomorrow's information update.
Daily COVID-19 Statistics
There are 143 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on February 15, bringing the provincial total to 26,693 cases.
There are one hundred and eighty-three (183) people in hospital including one hundred and sixty-one (161) people receiving inpatient care and twenty-two (22) people in intensive care.
There were 2,254 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on February 14, 2021. To date, 545,840 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan.
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.
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].