July 12, 2021

COVID-19 Update for July 12: 1,304,646 Vaccines Administered, 19 New Cases, 21 Recoveries, No New Deaths

An additional 5,458 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 1,304,646.

Vaccines Reported
The additional 5,458 doses of COVID-19 vaccine reported today were administered to residents living in the following zones: Far North West, 60; Far North Central, 9; Far North East, 21; North West, 225; North Central, 214; North East, 86; Saskatoon, 1,970; Central West, 64; Central East, 150; Regina, 1,779; South West, 41; South Central, 498; and South East, 159.  There were 182 doses administered with zone of residence pending.

Seventy-three per cent of those 12+ have received their first dose and 55 per cent of those 12+ are fully vaccinated.

Status of Population Vaccinations, as of July 11, 2021




First Dose


Age 80+


47,697 (93%)

44,812 (87%)

 Age 70-79


74,042 (90%)

68,947 (84%)

Age 60-69


120,891 (86%)

108,618 (77%)

Age 50-59


112,720 (79%)

94,043 (66%)

Age 40-49


108,188 (72%)

81,686 (54%)

Age 30-39


113,671 (64%)

77,426 (43%)

Age 18-29


109,898 (61%)

64,466 (35%)

Age 12-17


54,225 (59%)

23,193 (25%)

Covered Population Update
The Saskatchewan Health Coverage Report is a count of persons who were eligible for Saskatchewan health insurance benefits as of June 30, and is the population data utilized by the Ministry of Health when reporting COVID-19 case and vaccination rates.  The covered population data will be used for the COVID-19 vaccination rates at the provincial level for 12+ population and the age groups.  Note that other reports will continue to utilize the 2020 covered population numbers in the provincial dashboard until the new data set is fully incorporated with a complete update targeted for the week of July 11.  All vaccine administration details for the province, including first and second doses, can be found at https://dashboard.saskatchewan.ca/health-wellness.

All Residents 12+ Eligible for COVID-19 First and Second Dose Immunizations
All Saskatchewan residents 12 years and older who have received their first dose of vaccine are now eligible to receive their second dose following a 28-day interval.

Whether seeking your first or second dose, vaccination appointments can be booked through the Saskatchewan Health Authority online at www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19 or by calling 1-833-SaskVax (1-833-727-5829).  Street addresses and hours of operation for drive-thru and walk-in clinics are available at www.saskatchewan.ca/drive-thru-vax.

A map of participating pharmacies across the province is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-pharmacies.  This online tool includes links to pharmacy booking websites and provides details on the vaccine brand being offered at each location.

Daily COVID-19 Statistics
There are 19 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on July 12, bringing the provincial total to 49,279 cases.

The new cases are located in the following zones: Far North West, 3; Far North East, 2; North Central, 3; North East, 2; Saskatoon, 7; Regina, 1; and South East, 1.

No new deaths were reported today.

Recoveries total 48,309 and 397 cases are considered active.

There are 57 people in hospital.  Forty-eight are receiving inpatient care: North West, 6; North Central, 5; Saskatoon, 20; Central East, 1; Regina, 15; and South East, 1.  Nine are in intensive care: North West, 1; Saskatoon, 4; and Regina, 4.

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 case number is 43 (3.5 per 100,000).  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 922 COVID-19 tests processed in Saskatchewan on July 11, 2021.

To date, 935,850 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan.  As of July 10, 2021, when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 789,026 tests performed per million population.  The national rate was 982,307.

There were no new lineage results reported for Variants of Concern today.  Of the 7,669 VOCs with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing in Saskatchewan, 6,912 are Alpha (B.1.1.7), 398 are Gamma (P.1), 349 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.

Limit Transmission of Variants of Concern in your Community - Get Vaccinated
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.

Getting tested also assists the monitoring of active cases and variants of concern in the province.  Even if experiencing mild symptoms, stay home and seek a COVID-19 test.  COVID-19 testing is available to all residents.  You can receive a referral for COVID-19 testing through HealthLine 811 or a health care provider, and drive-thru testing sites are available without a referral seven days a week in Regina, Saskatoon, Yorkton and Prince Albert.  Information on symptoms to watch for and how to get tested is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19-testing.

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 [email protected].