July 16, 2021

COVID-19 Update for July 16: 1,332,135 Vaccines Administered, 20 New Cases, 12 Recoveries, Two New Deaths

An additional 10,925 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Saskatchewan, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in the province to 1,332,135.

Vaccines Reported
The additional 10,925 doses of COVID-19 vaccine reported today were administered to residents living in the following zones: Far North West, 117; Far North Central, 5; Far North East, 154; North West, 733; North Central, 460; North East, 242; Saskatoon, 4,462; Central West, 216; Central East, 619; Regina, 2,556; South West, 216; South Central, 196; and South East, 613.  There were 336 doses administered with zone of residence pending.

Seventy-three per cent of those 12+ have received their first dose and 58 per cent of those 12+ are fully vaccinated.

Status of Population Vaccinations, as of July 15, 2021




First Dose


Age 80+


47,735 (93%)

44,945 (88%)

 Age 70-79


74,138 (90%)

69,357 (84%)

Age 60-69


121,188 (86%)

110,043 (78%)

Age 50-59


113,205 (79%)

96,465 (68%)

Age 40-49


108,816 (72%)

85,512 (57%)

Age 30-39


114,692 (64%)

82,663 (46%)

Age 18-29


111,547 (61%)

70,447 (39%)

Age 12-17


54,745 (60%)

26,512 (29%)

STICK it to COVID:  COVID-19 Risk Highest for Unvaccinated
Of the 2,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in June, more than 80 per cent of those cases were unvaccinated.  There were zero ICU admissions and zero deaths in fully vaccinated residents.  At this time, your risk of contracting COVID-19 is not determined by your age but by your vaccination status.  Saskatchewan could continue to see localized outbreaks among unvaccinated and under-vaccinated populations.  Every eligible person requires two doses of vaccine in order to achieve optimal protection, particularly against the Delta variant.

Every resident 12 and older in every community whether urban, rural or remote:  Stick it to COVID and get vaccinated.

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

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 [email protected].